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On Sat, 20 Dec 2003, Alex Shinn wrote: >On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 06:13:27PM +0100, Ken Dickey wrote: > >> I will be happy to work with you on an "advanced format" spec which >> includes this if you would like. > >OK, but my personal format just took a turn for the weird and there >are some issues I want to work out first. And if we ever want to get >"complete CL format" we'll need a circular-write SRFI and a >pretty-print SRFI. We've already got a circular-write SRFI (srfi-38). As far as I know there aren't implementations without prettyprint in some form, but there's no SRFI for it. >Also, the spec says it is an error to pass fewer arguments than >needed, but is it ok to pass more arguments? Interesting question. I would say that it should be but only if there is a "null conversion" available - Something that eats an argument without producing output. The rationale is use for internationalization, where there's rarely a 1-to-1 or identically- ordered correspondence between different languages. Bear