Subject: Re: HTML Generating Code Not Pretty / Hard to Read
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 05:04:31 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
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Janis Dzerins  <> wrote:
| "Coby Beck" <> writes:
| > The ~ by itself means ignore the following whitespace.
| Not really.  Tilde followed by a newline is an ignored newline, but
| all the following spaces will stay where they are.

Sorry, Coby is correct here. In fact, if you *don't* want the following
spaces to be ignored you have to use the ":" modifier. (Also note the "@"
modifier, which keeps the newline but ignores the following whitespace.)
See CLHS "Tilde Newline: Ignored Newline" for details.


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