[Seaside] Money ScaledDecimal is it really *appropriate* ?
rleon at insario.com
Thu Feb 2 19:14:37 CET 2006
> I'd like to second what I believe Colin said about using
> integers to represent money. If you need four digits then
> that dictates the scale of your integers. Maybe
> ScaledDecimals would do the job, don't know anything about
> them, but my experience dictates that it only takes 10
> minutes to put together a Money (and/or Currency) class based
> on this integer representation and it is well worth the
> effort. Attached is one that I've used in the past...maybe
> not as robust as you need but you could probably hack it into
> your 4-digit form faster than you could learn about ScaledDecimal...
> Maybe somewants to post a more industry hardened version :-)
Heh, I wondered how long it'd be before someone said just use a Money
object, this is Smalltalk after all.
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