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Date: 2003-09-29 (18:17)
From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Printing text with holes
On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, Jean-Marc EBER wrote:

> With "old" printf approach, you write something like:
> let _ =
>    printf "Hello %s %s! It is %i o'clock.\n" first_name last_name time

It also allows you to do:

let _ = printf "Hello %s %s! It is %i o'clock.\n" name time

To detect this is a problem, the compiler has to not only parse Ocaml, it 
also has to parse printf format strings.

The one advantage that printf has is familiarity.  All of us who are old C 
programmers (and I fall into this category) know printf.  But that doesn't 
make it a good interface.


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