sprintf and Perl 4

I am trying to get a script running on a server with
Perl 4 - the script has a few lines that rely on
the "sprintf" command, Perl 4 seems to not know what this is, is something I can use instead of sprintf?
Much Thanks.
asagoAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ozoCommented:
sprintf does exist in perl4.
Although unlike perl5 you can't just give it a bare list without ()
What's your code that gives the error?

ozoCommented:
Does that server system also have the perl4 man pages?

asagoAuthor Commented:
You were right about the parens that worked.
I have one last error in this script.
Which I will post as another question.
Ozo - go ahead and make your comment an answer
for this one - you did it again!
ozoCommented:
In perl4, use
sprintf(format,list)
not
(sprintf format,list)


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Perl

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.