I’ve been writing C code for 11 years and it’s been zero days since I had to lookup the printf placeholder syntax.

This is one of those things in programming that are terrible, and yet it couldn’t be made better without breaking some of the original requirements.

@brunoph IDE aids can make it better without breaking compat. This one isn’t C, but same basic idea:

@brunoph that said, if I were to design a language from scratch, I’d use a far more readable API than some weird abbreviated characters with special meanings

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