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Re: [PHP] Any reason why printf() does not support formats with thousands separator?




On Mon, Jul 10, 2017 at 8:40 AM, Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> John Iliffe wrote:
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>> On Monday 10 July 2017 03:07:50 Per Jessen wrote:
>>
>>> $SUBJ says it all - I've recently discovered that a format such
>>> as %'.2f" results in this:
>>>
>>> php -r "printf(\"%'.2f\", 23232323.237);"
>>> 23232323.237000
>>>
>>> I know that number_format() will do the same, but I am given the format
>>> spec as an interface, I would need to try to parse it and then decide
>>> whether to use printf() or number_format().
>>>
>>
>> Try
>> php -r "printf(\"%.2f\", 232323.4567);"
>> 232323.46
>>
>
> That works, but doesn't do what I want - add thousands separators :-)
>
>
>From the manual [1]: "An alternate padding character can be specified by
prefixing it with a single quote (')." and doesn't mention using it for
thousands like the C printf does.

[1] - http://php.net/manual/en/function.sprintf.php


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