How do I print uint32_t and uint16_t variables’ value?

You need to include inttypes.h if you want all those nifty new format specifiers for the intN_t types and their brethren, and that is the correct (ie, portable) way to do it, provided your compiler complies with C99. You shouldn’t use the standard ones like %d or %u in case the sizes are different to what you think.

It includes stdint.h and extends it with quite a few other things, such as the macros that can be used for the printf/scanf family of calls. This is covered in section 7.8 of the ISO C99 standard.

For example, the following program:

#include <stdio.h>
#include <inttypes.h>
int main (void) {
    uint32_t a=1234;
    uint16_t b=5678;
    printf("%" PRIu32 "\n",a);
    printf("%" PRIu16 "\n",b);
    return 0;



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