In article ,
"Jack Tavares" wrote:

> Would it be unreasonable to request a change to ns_sprintrr() to

> the "\" ?

>Why? As you noticed, the string is interpreted the same way with or
>without the "\", so it's not needed.

For consistency of output. Dig output always prepends the "\".
I would think it would be nice if any client
that use ns_sprintrr() to get the same result that dig displays.

2 functions that do the same thing (more or less) should produce the
same output.

I think that is a worthy goal.