Re: Ugly loop

Joerg Hoehle <hoehle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>+ CL' format (but you probably dislike that beast as well).

No, imho something like format (or printf) is essential for any usable
general purpose programming language. This has even been realised by
C++ and Java programmers (where it isn't, or at least wasn't, provided
by the base language) and so third-party variations of printf have
appeared. This is one criticism I have with Standard ML (which I
otherwise like), and potentially with other strictly and compile-time
typed languages, where it is next to impossible to write a
format/printf-style function within the language proper because it
won't type-check. Thanks for the oaklisp hint, btw.