interpolation -> interpretation

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interpolation -> interpretation

Jan Stary
I am not a native speaker, but printf(3) "interprets" the conversion
specifiers, it does not "interpolate" them, right?

        Jan

Index: printf.3
===================================================================
RCS file: /cvs/src/lib/libc/stdio/printf.3,v
retrieving revision 1.78
diff -u -p -r1.78 printf.3
--- printf.3 2 Jan 2018 08:05:03 -0000 1.78
+++ printf.3 11 Apr 2018 20:53:05 -0000
@@ -870,7 +870,7 @@ This holds true even if the string has b
 using a function like
 .Fn snprintf ,
 as the resulting string may still contain user-supplied conversion specifiers
-for later interpolation by
+for later interpretation by
 .Fn printf .
 .Pp
 Be sure to use the proper secure idiom:

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Re: interpolation -> interpretation

Stuart Henderson
On 2018/04/11 22:55, Jan Stary wrote:
> I am not a native speaker, but printf(3) "interprets" the conversion
> specifiers, it does not "interpolate" them, right?

interpolation is correct.


> Jan
>
> Index: printf.3
> ===================================================================
> RCS file: /cvs/src/lib/libc/stdio/printf.3,v
> retrieving revision 1.78
> diff -u -p -r1.78 printf.3
> --- printf.3 2 Jan 2018 08:05:03 -0000 1.78
> +++ printf.3 11 Apr 2018 20:53:05 -0000
> @@ -870,7 +870,7 @@ This holds true even if the string has b
>  using a function like
>  .Fn snprintf ,
>  as the resulting string may still contain user-supplied conversion specifiers
> -for later interpolation by
> +for later interpretation by
>  .Fn printf .
>  .Pp
>  Be sure to use the proper secure idiom:
>