Coerce number into numberFormatted integer--How?

Rob Cozens rcozens at
Wed Jul 10 12:03:01 EDT 2002

>>So, we can see it *is* working.. But how to coerce the simple integer that
>>is not a result of math into the dollar format... I *can* just "fake" a
>>calculation put (1*tShipping) into tShipping. And that works, but, hoping
>>not to have to be doing that in the long term, as one day someone else
>>looking at the code will be asking "What is That for?" I suppose if there is
>>no other option we will just explain that line with a comment... And end up
>>with two extra lines of workaround code.
>First the creation of dollar strings
>You can make a few functions called dollar and dollarComma and 
>dollarCommaSign, or some better names you think up.

Dar, et al:

OR, as I eMailed Sivakatirswami privately this morning, you can 
request a "pre-prerelease" version of The Serendipity Library:

FYI, my soon-to-be-prereleased Revolution library includes handlers to:

* Convert numbers stored in "generic format" to a display format 
selected by the user.

* Convert numeric user input into the selected display format.

* > Pad or strip (w/rounding) trailing decimal digits to a specified 
precision. <

* Strip a number formatted for display, converting it to a "generic 
format" for storage.

* Validate user input is numeric.

It also includes a dialog stack to set a mainstack's number format 
property, which specifies currency symbol (leading/trailing), 
thousands separator, and decimal separator.

The library will be released for free distribution when testing & 
documentation are completed.

The above routines have been completed & tested; however 
documentation is not finished yet.

If you would like a pre-prerelease version, I would be happy to 
provide it to you.

Any other interested parties should contact me privately.

Rob Cozens
CCW, Serendipity Software Company

"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)

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