Subject: Re: spreading a format string across lines
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 17:48:17 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Dorai Sitaram
| What do you think 
| (format t "This is just ~ 
|            one line.~%")
| should return?  

  It should not return, it should signal an error because the final space
  is not defined as a format control.  This is no different from 

(format t "This is just ~ one line.~%")

  Trailing whitespace within strings is not invisible to the Lisp reader.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.