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From: Erik de Castro Lopo <ocaml-erikd@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Passing printf format strings to functions
On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 10:12:28 +0200
Jean-Christophe Filliatre <Jean-Christophe.Filliatre@lri.fr> wrote:

Thanks Jean-Christophe for a very thorough and well explained
response.


> Indeed, there is  no static way to check that  the resulting format is
> indeed of  type (string->string->'a,'b,'c) format. 

Ahh, now I understand. 

With the knowledge you provided and some hacking I did after
I sent the original email, I was able to use a constant format
string like:

    Printf.printf  "    %-*s    %s\n" format_width (fst a) (snd a) ;;

and acheive the result I desired.

Cheers,
Erik
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