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format directives

   Date: Thu, 3 Sep 1992 12:21-0700
   From: Mabry Tyson <>

   As far as portability is concerned, all that should be hidden in
   CLIM:FORMAT.  (I'm guessing that all implementations of CLIM require
   you to use CLIM:FORMAT since the first arg might not be a CL:STREAM.)

Actually, the ultimate goal is for there to be no CLIM:FORMAT.  This
can happen once all the Lisps follow the same CLOS-based stream
prototocl, and all the FORMATs are purified to use only the standard
stream protocol to do their output.  This may not ever happen, but its
a good theory, and I'm loath to invent a new reason to keep

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