in reply to Is there a better way to use the line number in a quoted string than __LINE__?

... a better way ...

    printf "Line %s looks very nice\n", __LINE__;
    printf "Line %d looks very nice\n", __LINE__;
which don't seem so bad to me.

NB: This is hardly unfanny, but works:

Win8 Strawberry (32) Sun 03/07/2021 3:40:51 C:\@Work\Perl\monks >perl -Mstrict -Mwarnings print "Line ${ \__LINE__ } is ok syntactically \n"; ^Z Line 1 is ok syntactically

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