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format directives

    Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1992 13:12 EDT
    From: Scott McKay <SWM@STONY-BROOK.SCRC.Symbolics.COM>

	Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1992 11:21 EDT
	From: "John C. Mallery" <>

	The Lisp machine has open and close horseshoe as format directives to make
	text style specifications easy.  Is there any thought on this subject for CLIM?

    Not to my knowledge.  I hope that we CLIM implementors all resist the
    temptation to mess around with FORMAT directives.  This is certainly
    good material for a CLIM library contribution, though.

The definition is pretty trivial but cleans up code radically.  See, I've got
to do something useful with all the ~ and ~ that I have (Sorry not lispm

	I am about to use ~+ and ~- because they are about the only unused characters
	that make any menonic sense.



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