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Re: [RFC]: remove inconsistency in printcmd.c: print_scalar_formatted
> Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 09:52:25 -0500
> From: Daniel Jacobowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Daniel, do you object to having the feature you wanted in `x', rather
> > than in `print'? If you do, could you please explain why?
> Because, at the moment, we have a common syntax shared by print and
> examine - but some of the options don't make sense (I claim) for print.
> But they do all make sense for examine.
Sorry, I don't see how is this relevant. Suppose we add a new format
letter to `x', one that doesn't exist in `print'--would that be okay,
and if not, why not?
> I don't think that it is a maintenance command
We have wuite a few examples of obscure features that we pushed to
maint. I don't see why this one cannot.
I do agree that it's better to have it on a regular command.
> I also think that adding a new print format flag that examines
> without changing the existing ones will be more confusing.
Please tell why. I don't see why it would be confusing to add a new
format that is defined to always show the memory representation of the
value in hex.