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From: Jeremy Maitin-Shepard (jbms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-19 01:28:52

Rene Rivera <grafikrobot_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Jeremy Maitin-Shepard wrote:
>> Andrey Semashev <andysem_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> Printf is not a solution since there may be radical differences in
>>> phrase composition in different languages.
>> Indeed, it is true that printf is not perfect, because it requires that
>> the arguments are referenced in the same order that they are specified
>> in the source code, and that they can only be referenced exactly once.
>> Very simple extensions can be used to support that, however, such as
>> allowing arguments to be referenced by number (or perhaps by a name) and
>> thereby provide a suitable solution.

> You just described the Boost.Format library.

The boost format library may be pretty good. It could presumably be
adapted to work on top of a different set of backend facilities for
formatting various types to character strings/streams, as opposed to
being based on the iostreams system,

Jeremy Maitin-Shepard

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