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Re: format equivalent of printf "%3.1f", "%03x"

From: Steve Tell
Subject: Re: format equivalent of printf "%3.1f", "%03x"
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 00:07:20 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Dale P. Smith wrote:

> Section 22.3.3
> has the full description of format.

Thanks very much for the pointer.  I had no idea that (format) was such
the "kitchen sink" of pretty-printing routines - what, no ~characters to
invoke TeX for paragraph-justification and hyphenation? :-):-)

The description in guile-1.5.4's section 33 "Formatted Output" is a nice
start (the last cvs guile/doc I grabbed months ago didn't describe format
at all).  But it doesn't even hint at the existence of the optional
comma-seperated list for formatting parameters.

Would-be guilers with lots of C and Perl experience but barely heard of
common lisp let alone seen it would sure appreciate a "printf-to-format
rosetta stone";  maybe I'll try to start one.

Speaking of such things, has someone constructed a web page with the
useful bits of the "guile for perl refugees" thread from many months ago?


Steve Tell  address@hidden 

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