OriginalBugID: 2605 Bug
OS: Windows 95
Whether or not the use of leading zeros is legal for string conversions,
Tcl/Tk 8.0.5 and Tcl/Tk 8.1.1 for Windows convert the following
8.0.5: format "%08s" fred
8.1.1 format "%08s" fred
This is important in a test application we use, in which the format to a
piece of equipment is a binary string with leading zeros. The test
script works fine under 8.0.5 but fails under 8.1.1.
This is an error on the part of the new Unicode aware format/scan
code in Tcl.
-- 08/31/1999 hobbs
Fixed, existed for %s and %c cases.
-- 09/15/1999 hobbs
Change that stance. Checking with the ANSI C spec, this is an
error on the user's part to expect defined behavior for %08s.
The patch will stay in for 8.3, but the user should not rely
on such behavior, because it is still officially "undefined".
-- 09/16/1999 hobbs