[development] code proposal: localization of currency, ...

Wim Leers work at wimleers.com
Mon Oct 22 13:15:09 UTC 2007

On Oct 22, 2007, at 14:12 , Earnie Boyd wrote:

> When it comes to accounting systems, floating numbers should be  
> avoided and all data should be stored and processed as integers to  
> avoid rounding issues while processing.  Only at the time of  
> representation do we present the fractions by dividing by the most  
> significant fraction (e.g. 100).  At the time of input we multiply  
> by the most significant fraction and round as necessary.  This also  
> has a benefit of processing faster as integer processing is faster  
> than decimal processing.

Just for the record, the Money CCK field already does this.

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