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text formatting windows

Does anyone have code I could use for this purpose?

I'm looking for the ability to do something like

(format-text-as-paragraph <a long string> window-stream)

I'm not looking to do anything fancy -- just splat a help message into
a typeout window, ragged-right.  It just seems silly that with all
that other great stuff out there (e.g., formatting-table) I should
have to go through the whole rigamarole of positioning the cursor in a
window and drawing strings char-by-char, or the equally onerous task
of formatting the help message ahead of time for a particular

Do any of you have such functions?  Or is there something in the
manuals that I've overlooked (quite possible)?