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

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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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