Subject: Re: format for list printing From: Erik Naggum <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 1997/09/05 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <email@example.com> * firstname.lastname@example.org | I see no reason for format not to be a "full fledged programming | language". Since i/o is irrelevant to the language per se (Lisp, C, | Pascal and Fortran all have similar output formatting facilities, with | LIsp having the hairiest by far), I wonder why there is no | text-formatting library that could be used from any language. first, there was `format'. it was inbred over lots of generations and acquired malign cancer in the colon, atsign, dollar, and percent. this gave birth to "perl". so, no, you don't want `format' to be a full-fledged programming language. #\Erik -- 404 You're better off without that file. Trust me.