[Rd] sprintf behavior (PR#9250)

michael.bauer at lo-res.org michael.bauer at lo-res.org
Mon Sep 25 10:43:08 CEST 2006

Full_Name: Michael Bauer
Version: 2.3.1
OS: Mac OS X 10.4.7
Submission from: (NULL) (

> sessionInfo()
Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01) 

attached base packages:
[1] "methods"   "stats"     "graphics"  "grDevices" "utils"    
[6] "datasets"  "base"     

sprintf("\p") doesn't show the backslash, this occurs with all strings that
start with certain letters. There is however no explanation to this behavior.
And there seems to be no way to get a guaranteed backslash in sprintf.

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