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From: Gustavo Guerra (gustavobt_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-31 10:25:35

----- Original Message -----
From: "bill_kempf" <williamkempf_at_[hidden]>
> When speaking of locality, to me the important thing is to keep the
> formatting code with the object being formatted. In other words, I
> think that:
> cout << format("[1]") << width(10) << foo;
> is much preferrable to:
> cout << format("[1:10]") << foo;
> I think it's easier to read and comprehend, and it certainly will
> make the translation of the format string easier.

But what if the width must change with the translation? You need to put
those kind of things in the format string. The same for other modifiers.

Gustavo Guerra

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