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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Printing text with holes
On Mon, Sep 29, 2003 at 11:39:32AM -0500, Brian Hurt wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, Martin Jambon wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I am curious to know what people use to print long text written in a
> > natural language, and containing many holes, like dynamically generated
> > web pages.
> 
> I agree.  I think printf is a horrible way to do output.  Reasons include, 
> but are not limited to, the fact that you are basically creating a new 
> "mini-language" (the formatting language) which has to be type checked 
> etc. seperately from the main language, that the values being put into the 
> string are listed far from their positions in the string (your problem) 
> leading to missing parameters, parameters in the wrong order, etc.

Well it may not be theoretically any good, but practically printf is
immensely usable.

Rich.

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