Did numberFormat Break?

Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Thu Feb 15 13:36:54 EST 2018


Internally the type of “0” will be text initially which is probably why the
number format isn’t applied. Any math will convert it to a number. This is
something that should be addressed once we have optional type declaration
for variables.
On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:28 PM J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> It's not just containers, anything that converts the implicit numeric type
> to text will honor numberformat.
> --
> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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>
>
> On February 15, 2018 11:56:33 AM Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>
> > Thanks Klaus and Mike indeed you are correct. I keep making the mistake
> of
> > reading the dictionary. ;-P I don't see anything there that refers to
> only
> > working with containers, only that the results of the calculation is
> affected.
> >
> > But it's more complex than even that. Given:
> >
> > set the numberFormat to "0.00"
> > put 0 into textprice
> > put textprice
> >
> > displays 0, not 0.00. So a calculation *must* be performed on a variable
> > *and* the variable put into a container in order for this to take effect.
> > What I am going to do instead to initialize a numberic variable is to
> add 0
> > to a variable.
> >
> > The second part I am sketchy on tho. I think the script editor variable
> > watcher is itself a livecode stack with livecode fields, so it ought to
> > reflect the results of numberFormat, however numberFormat applies only to
> > the local script it is set in, so how that could be accomplished I do
> not know.
> >
> > I think I will put in a feature request to update the dictionary to
> reflect
> > this.
> >
> > Bob S
> >
> >
> >> On Feb 15, 2018, at 09:34 , Klaus major-k via use-livecode
> >> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Bob,
> >>
> >>> Am 15.02.2018 um 18:20 schrieb Bob Sneidar via use-livecode
> >>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
> >>>
> >>> I have this in a script:
> >>>
> >>> on mouseUp
> >>>  set the numberFormat to "0.00"
> >>>  put 1.00+1 into tpoextprice
> >>>  breakpoint
> >>
> >> put tpoextprice
> >>
> >>> end mouseUp
> >>> At this point tpoextprice is 2. Not mind you, 2.00, just 2.
> >>
> >> Adding this, will put 2.00 into the message box. LC 8.1.9, Mac.
> >> So maybe the debugger does just not display the correct number?
> >>
> >>> Either I am missing something (again) or else numberFormat is broken.
> >>>
> >>> Bob S
> >>
> >> Best
> >>
> >> Klaus
> >>
> >> --
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> >> http://www.major-k.de
> >> klaus at major-k.de
> >>
> >>
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