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Because then you couldn't do this:
(define (log-error msg)
(printf-to-string "The widget on %s, running %s under %s on %s barfed because\n%s"
(machine-name) (implementation-name) (os-name) (cpu-architecture) msg)))
Strings one does not inspect can still be manipulated in many very
useful ways on their way to the outside world.
~AlexeyOn Sat, Aug 17, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Emmanuel Medernach <emmanuel.medernach@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
As this is intended to be a logging/reporting facility why
not having only output functions instead of function
returning strings ? Anyway these strings are not meant to be
mutated nor to base decisions on their values, but only to
provide helpful context to the users.
I mean for instance instead of '(implementation-name)' to
Just my two cents (and I hope this is not far too late for comments).