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From: James Kanze (kanze_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-16 11:05:24

"Brey, Edward D" <EdwardDBrey_at_[hidden]> writes:


|> > I've seen % widely used for this in a number of cases. Many of
|> > them, of course, were probably influenced by C. But IMHO, it has
|> > an advantage in that it probably doesn't occur naturally in the
|> > contexts where a format specifier would occur -- in all natural
|> > language text, it will be preceded by a number, and how often do
|> > you use a format specifier preceded by a number.

|> I'm curious where else you've seen it.

One very important one just occured to me: SQL.

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