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@ 2019-12-27 18:31 ` Federico Lucifredi
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From: Federico Lucifredi @ 2019-12-27 18:31 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Doug McIlroy; +Cc: groff

Hello Doug,
  for (1), I am CCing Michael Kerrisk — and the procedure to report issues on the man pages is tracked here (In brief: email and CC

   Best -Federico

> On Dec 27, 2019, at 11:08 AM, Doug McIlroy <> wrote:
> The description of sprintf in the man page pic(1) does not
> reveal that only a few format codes are permitted.
> Eric Raymond's "Making Pictures With GNU PIC" says only
> %,%e,%f,%g are  permitted. But what does a bare % mean?
> In fact pic rejects a bare %. However it does accept
> %%, which is supposed to print a single %. Pic,
> however prints %%.
> So I believe we have
> 1. An incompleteness in pic(1)
> 2. An error in "Making Pictures With GNU PIC"
> 3. An error in pic itself
> Doug

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