RFE: Add number formatter support for decimal numbers in the storage formats
used by Mike Cowlishaw's decimal library.
The decimal library will be distributed with ICU, for use by applications
needing to use decimal arithmetic for their computations. ICU should be able to
parse in and format out numbers for use with this package.
dup of 813, 2282
Mon Oct 2 18:39:39 2006 grhoten changed notes2: assign: "" to "eric", priority: "" to "medium", weeks: "" to "2",
Thu Nov 2 17:39:13 2006 emmons changed notes
Thu Nov 2 17:39:13 2006 emmons moved from formatting to returned
Thu Nov 2 17:39:41 2006 grhoten changed notes2: xref: "" to "813, 2282",
Thu Nov 2 17:39:41 2006 grhoten moved from returned to formatting
Adding this - formatting numbers from the big decimal storage format, or parsing strings into the big decimal form - would treat the decimal number storage form as a digit-list-like thing. It enables applications that are independently using the decimal library for decimal computations to use ICU for formatting/parsing. It does not enable decimal computations using ICU APIs.
Whether or not ICU makes some internal use of any decimal library code, it probably should not be in the business of exporting it. Any non-ICU code needing the decimal library should depend on it directly.
please consider using version 368 (just released)
instead of replacing uprv_ everywhere, add a new file, decIcu.h that contains '#define decNumberSomething uprv_decNumberSomething' and include it before using the headers within ICU
Instead of changes in multiple files, add a new file decIcuImp.h that contains '#define malloc uprv_malloc' and inculde it in all implementation files, and have it include decIcu.
decimfmt.h has some commented-out class declarations (they were moved into another file). I recommend removing the dead code.
cmemory.h on line 269 has an ifdef block around a one-line comment. Should this be
(I'm not done reviewing yet, but wanted to log these comments)