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Re: Uppercase hex format?

From: Andrew Janke
Subject: Re: Uppercase hex format?
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2019 22:17:05 -0700
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On 10/10/19 8:01 PM, Nicholas Jankowski wrote:

On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 15:37 Andrew Janke <address@hidden> wrote:

On 10/10/19 3:21 PM, Michael D Godfrey wrote:
> On 10/10/19 7:23 PM, Rik wrote:
>> All,
>> When using "format hex" the output uses lowercase letters a-f to
>> represent
>> 10-15.  This is fine, and compatible with Matlab.
>> However, in my background as an electrical engineer, I prefer to see this
>> as uppercase letters A-F.  Is there any interest in extending Octave to
>> support this?
seems like a fairly low risk expansion of capability. Is there any case someone can think of where this would cause a conflict of some kind?  Will it need to extend to any other I/o or math functions?

One risk is that some code might be setting a format and then using "evalc(...)" to capture output and using the results programmatically. (IMHO this is a terrible code pattern, but it is indeed something you can do...)

I think this is still very low risk if the uppercase behavior is activated by an Octave-specific extension to the "format hex" command that you have to explicitly request; there's no way any ported Matlab code would be doing that.


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