Talk:File sequence

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Why does the article use the term "trailing zeros", when the zeros are clearly *leading*? The article uses the example conversion specification "%05d" for the C library function printf. The printf manpage describes the format this way:

Each conversion specification is introduced by the % character, after which the following appear in sequence: ...

  • Zero or more flags.
  • An optional minimum field width.
  • An optional precision.
  • An optional length modifier.
  • A conversion specifier.

The flag characters and their meanings are:...
0 For d, i, o, u, x, X, a, A, e, E, f, F, g, and G conversions, leading zeros are used to pad to the field width; no space padding is performed.

I propose that "trailing" should be replaced by "leading" throughout. Vanzandtj (talk) 13:28, 9 October 2009 (UTC)