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Re: [O] Alignment Regexp Should Recognize Currencies

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [O] Alignment Regexp Should Recognize Currencies
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:43:55 +0200
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Hi Daniel,

Daniel E. Doherty <address@hidden> writes:

> I noticed that the regular expression for recognizing what columns are
> numeric in a table for purposes of right-aligning does not pick up
> dollar values with commas.
> For example, $23,821,415.18 would be treated as "text" and left-aligned,
> which I don't believe is what one would expect.

To me, values that are right-aligned are those who are ready for further
computation, and letting $3 be right-aligned would be confusing.

But I understand your need.

Carsten, what do you think?


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