SRFI 48: Intermediate Format Strings

by Ken Dickey

status: final (2004/3/2)

See also SRFI 28: Basic Format Strings and SRFI 159: Combinator Formatting.

Abstract

This document specifies Format Strings, a method of interpreting a Scheme string which contains a number of format directives that are replaced with other string data according to the semantics of each directive. This SRFI extends SRFI-28 in being more generally useful but is less general than advanced format strings in that it does not allow, aside from ~F, for controlled positioning of text within fields.