Thousands Separators

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Tue Jul 28 20:41:40 CEST 2015


You might post this to the "Feature Requests" pane in the forums.


Craig Newman



-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Doub <mikedoub at gmail.com>
To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Tue, Jul 28, 2015 12:16 pm
Subject: Re: Thousands Separators


Richard,  I think Hugh had the same thoughts when he created the

fieldformatter (http://www.flexiblelearning.com/fieldformatter/). Were 
you
thinking of something different?

-= Mike


On 7/28/15 9:59 AM, Richard
Gaskin wrote:
> It's of course very useful that we have a community able and
willing 
> to share handler for things like number formatting.
>
> But
stepping back to look at the big picture, I find myself wondering:
>
> Why is
that even necessary?
>
> Why isn't that just a field property, e.g. "the
displayFormat"?
>
> The core language is very easy to use, but in many very
common cases 
> like this it's not so easy at all, as we have to hand-craft
things 
> that less capable tools provide as simple property settings.
>
>
Another good candidate complimenting displayFormat would be 
> inputFilter,
allowing us to set a property to enforce data entry rules 
> for specific types
(numeric, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.).
>
> For all the wonderful
time-saving features LiveCode provides, we spend 
> way too much time
re-inventing some very basic wheels.
>
> Sure, we could wait for v8's Widgets
for something like this, but I 
> wouldn't mind seeing a behavior library for
this sooner.  I'd help. 
> Anyone have the time to steward such a project? 
Even better if 
> someone here has the chops to do this in the engine where
it's 
> arguably most beneficial for all of us.  I'd chip in on a bounty for

> either of these.
>
> -- 
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
> 
Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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