[Mono-bugs] [Bug 71112][Nor] New - Integer/Floating point formatters need to be rewritten.
Sat, 8 Jan 2005 21:22:36 -0500 (EST)
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+Product: Mono: Class Libraries
+Summary: Integer/Floating point formatters need to be rewritten.
+The current Integer and Floating point formatters do not match the
+functionality in output of .NET and contain several bugs.
+The worst part is that fixing the bugs is fairly complicated due to the
+A new implementation should begin with an extensive test suite of numbers,
+formats and the expected output.
+Surprisingly the code to format numbers in Mono (Integer+Floating point)
+than the Gnumeric number formatter and the Gnumeric formatter has to
+do more as Excel supports many more rendering styles, conditions and
+The gnumeric code could be used for inspiration, as the formatting rules
+are surprisngly similar (including the n-section rendering) and lives
+The details (and some poor samples) are available in the .NET docs, as:
+.NET Framework SDK/
+ Programming with the .NET Framework/
+ Working with Base Types/
+ Formatting Types/
+ Numeric Format Strings/
+The samples are poor, that is why various tests are needed to get the
+same behavior, it seems to be inspired by Excel, so Gnumeric might prove
+useful, for a small catalog, see: Format/Cells, then select "Custom"
+formatting from the list.