[Newbies] Number formatting printf/sprintf for Squeak?
yoshiki at vpri.org
Thu Feb 19 20:28:45 UTC 2009
At Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:11:33 -0800,
Yoshiki Ohshima wrote:
> At Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:34:08 -0500,
> David T. Lewis wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 02:37:27PM -0500, Matthew Fulmer wrote:
> > > On Wed, Feb 18, 2009 at 11:28:29AM -0800, Chris Cunningham wrote:
> > > > I'd be leary of basing Currency off of ScaledDecimal, especially if there is
> > > > to be much manipulation of it (such as multiplication or division). The
> > > > reason is that ScaledDecimal keeps the representation of their numbers as
> > > > fractions under the covers - which can results in some odd (and incorrect)
> > > > results.
> > >
> > > ScaledDecimal is also probably going to be removed from squeak
> > > soon, as it has licensing issues.
> > Arrgh! I started using ScaledDecimal for representing time magnitudes
> > in TimeZoneDatabase <http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/1076> quite some
> > time ago, and it works very well and is quite efficient. Are the
> > licensing issues resolvable? Can I help?
> 1. Try to find Richard A. Harmon. I for example looked up the
> name in Skype and send text chat to all of them, but didn't get
> any response. If you know other ways, please try.
> 2. Write a new package.
3. Port somebody else code.
4. Apparently, Mark Schwenk once released his code.
If we can get his code, we see how well it works and possibly
put it in instead.
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