print FILEHANDLE sprintf(FORMAT, LIST)
, except that
$\ (the output record separator) is not appended. The
FORMAT and the LIST are actually parsed as a single list. The first
argument of the list will be interpreted as the
printf format. This means that
printf(@_) will use
as the format. See
sprintf for an explanation of the format
use locale ':not_characters'
is in effect and POSIX::setlocale has been
called, the character used for the decimal separator in formatted
floating-point numbers is affected by the
See perllocale and POSIX.
For historical reasons, if you omit the list, $_ is
used as the format;
to use FILEHANDLE without a list, you must use a bareword filehandle like
, not an indirect one like
. However, this will rarely do what
you want; if $_ contains formatting codes, they will be
replaced with the empty string and a warning will be emitted if
warnings are enabled. Just use print if
you want to print the contents of $_ .