%Fp printf format specifier

Krzysztof Foltman kfoltman at onet.pl
Thu Mar 3 02:40:44 CST 2005

> > %p = pointer
> > %Fp = far pointer? (as in segment:offset pointer in 16-bit Windows)
> Oh, right, so there most likely IS a difference between %p and %Fp, since
> %p will get shown as 0x12345678, whereas %Fp probably gets rendered as
> something like 0x1234:0x5678.

Nope. There are no far pointers in 32-bit Windows. It's a legacy thing.
Just like LPSTR is a "long" pointer to string - yet there is no such
thing as 'long' pointer anymore.

> a) we DO need to handle the F modifier


> b) it is probably used to format a FAR pointer (0x1234:0x5678)

Nope. There's no difference between %Fp and %p anymore (not in win32),
just like there is no difference between, say, PWORD and LPWORD.

> c) it should NOT be confused in any way with the lower-case-only float type
>    specifier



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