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Re: How to dereference a FORMAT reference?
in thread How to dereference a FORMAT reference?
That's a very good idea, and one I hadn't thought of.
But it's just half the problem. The solution requires that I know the typeglob slot. All I have is a reference and I don't know a general way of going from the reference to the typeglob slot.
In fact, I can't see from the documentation any situation in which a format reference can be used for any purpose whatsover. (Unless you count taking its address and using that as a very low quality pseudo-random number generator as a "use".)