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It was thus said that the Great Dirk Laurie once stated:
> I suspect it is not as simple as making an API to C's sscanf,
> dropping field length modifiers, otherwise we would have had
> it already.

  Fortran has the ability to use the same format string for both input and
output.  Granted, the syntax is a bit odd, but I always wondered why C
couldn't quite pull that off.

  -spc (That's about the only thing I remember about Fortran.  Oh wait, that
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