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Re: [O] Alignment Regexp Should Recognize Currencies

From: Daniel E . Doherty
Subject: Re: [O] Alignment Regexp Should Recognize Currencies
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 09:07:42 -0500
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I thought this issue was going to die.  Thanks for reviving it.  I am
still interested and would love to hear Carsten's views.

Maybe numeric fields could have the grouping character (,) and currency
symbols stripped before being used for coumputation?


At Sat, 22 Oct 2011 12:43:55 +0200,
bzg wrote:
> 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?
> -- 
>  Bastien

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