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sprintf and Perl 4

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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.
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by:ozo
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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?

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

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by:asago
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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!
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ozo earned 80 total points
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In perl4, use
sprintf(format,list)
not
(sprintf format,list)


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