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Fri Nov 5 08:26:12 AEST 1982

Mark said:
	"... the whole formatted-ASCII-output implementation
(that is, all those percent signs and teco-esque things) are
out of place in a high level language."

According to Kerninghan and Ritchie in "The C Programming Language"
page ix paragraph 1 "... C is not a very high level language...".
Even with all it's idiosyncrasies printf and its variants (fprintf,
and sprintf) are a lot more useful than PRINT in BASIC and WRITELN
in Pascal.

	Mark Nettleingham

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