Is it really this hard to print currency values?

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Mon Jul 30 13:37:34 EDT 2012

Crazy huh? I think there should be a function that extracts the numerical value of a string. Even better, the engine should simply assume a properly formatted currency is a number and deal with it. 

My 2¢


On Jul 29, 2012, at 9:05 AM, Dr. Hawkins wrote:

> As I sat down to finally encode currency into my output, I pulled old
> answers from older questions and did more searches.
> Is it *really* this hard to output currency?
> To turn 123456.78 into $123,456.78, everything I'm finding would have
> me using modulo arithmetic to produce three values, with these three
> values being output in the string (4, actually, to allow values in the
> millions).
> Am I missing something obvious here?
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