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Formatted printing - some specifier details
File Handling example from a Well House Consultants training course
More on File Handling [link]

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   • Sending awkward characters by email in Perl - [link]

Source code: fprint Module: P207

@names = qw(Andrew Barbara Chloe Dan Elizabeth Flossie);

$gift = 100;
$kiddo = 15;

for ($k=1; $k<=$kiddo; $k++) {
        $gets = $gift / $k;
        $called = $names[$k % @names];
        printf "Add %7s. With %06b in favour, each gets %8.2f\n",$called,$k,$gets;


%....[lower case letter]
b o d x - INTEGER - Binary, Octal, Decimal, Hexadecimal
f e g - FLOAT - float, exponentoial, 'general'
c s - Individual character, character string
(General format - whichever of e and f is most sensible!)
(This is perl - lots of other obscure ones too!)

Floating point value
3 characters after the decimal place
A TOTAL of 8 characters minimum (NOT 8 before the decimal)
- sign means "left justified" (and a lead zero would zero fill)

Dorothy-2:perl grahamellis$ perl fprint
Add Barbara. With 000001 in favour, each gets 100.00
Add Chloe. With 000010 in favour, each gets 50.00
Add Dan. With 000011 in favour, each gets 33.33
Add Elizabeth. With 000100 in favour, each gets 25.00
Add Flossie. With 000101 in favour, each gets 20.00
Add Andrew. With 000110 in favour, each gets 16.67
Add Barbara. With 000111 in favour, each gets 14.29
Add Chloe. With 001000 in favour, each gets 12.50
Add Dan. With 001001 in favour, each gets 11.11
Add Elizabeth. With 001010 in favour, each gets 10.00
Add Flossie. With 001011 in favour, each gets 9.09
Add Andrew. With 001100 in favour, each gets 8.33
Add Barbara. With 001101 in favour, each gets 7.69
Add Chloe. With 001110 in favour, each gets 7.14
Add Dan. With 001111 in favour, each gets 6.67
Dorothy-2:perl grahamellis$

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