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RE: format doesn't work as specified in CLtL2 !!!!
>Subject: format doesn't work as specified in CLtL2 !!!!
>Date: Mon, 6 Jan 92 15:09:07 EST
>From: Greg Sylvain (Lib 007a, x3929) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Hello everyone,
> It has been brought to my attention that the format com>mand
>doesn't work as specified in Steele's book. Specifically, the padding of
>output doesn't work. Your supposed to be able to tell format what character
>to pad the axtra space with, but kcl breaks at the read loop.
>i.e. the following should work :
>>(format "~10,'0d" 89)
>Error: The string "~10,'0d" doesn't have a fill-pointer.
>Error signalled by FORMAT.
>Broken at FORMAT. Type :H for Help.
You just forgot the first argument that specifies
the destination. If you add T right after FORMAT,
then you will get what you expected.