<fmt format [arg ...]>
<strfmt format [arg ...]>
fmt function allows flexible control over how variables
are printed. It behaves much like the standard
printf(), with additional formats for URL escapement, query
markup, date/time printing, etc. The function
strfmt is the
string version - its output becomes the value of
of being printed out.
format argument controls the output. Each format code in
it - a
% followed by one or more letters - indicates how to
print the next remaining argument. Any escape sequences - a
\) followed by a letter - indicate non-text
characters to print. Any other letters in the
string are printed as-is.
fmt returns nothing.
strfmt returns the formatted
output as a string in
fmt function was added Sep. 20 1996.
added Jan. 30 1997.
Only the first value of multi-value arguments is currently used. Giving too many or too few arguments for the format will result in an error message to that effect.