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    echo VS printf

    Hi there,

    Why should I be using printf over echo - echo seems alot more intuitive and faster. Am I missing something?

    Thanks for your help,
    Keith

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    The only reason to use printf() in preference over echo or print() is if you will be using the format string place-holders feature with additional arguments (one for each such place-holder). If not, then print() will be faster, and echo even (very slightly) faster since it does not generate a return value.
    "Please give us a simple answer, so that we don't have to think, because if we think, we might find answers that don't fit the way we want the world to be."
    ~ Terry Pratchett in Nation

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