[Openmcl-devel] ~<...~> format directive

R. Matthew Emerson rme at clozure.com
Tue Aug 9 02:42:10 UTC 2011

http://trac.clozure.com/ccl/ticket/3 is a long-standing bug.
The question is: should (format t "~<Options: ~:>") signal
an error?

describes this directive.

As I read this description today, I'm leaning towards considering
ticket:3 as not a bug. (After all, an "arbitrary format string"
doesn't necessarily contain any directives.) Perversely enough,
however, I just committed a change that complains when ~<...~>
gets no arguments.

I'm now not sure what the correct behavior is.  I want ticket:3,
which has been mocking me for years now, to be resolved, but I'm
not sure that my so-called fix I just committed is even the right

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