[fpc-pascal] Currency symbol wrong location

Ludo Brands ludo.brands at free.fr
Sat Jun 9 17:54:41 CEST 2012

> This is as per doc?
> http://www.freepascal.org/docs-html/rtl/sysutils/format.html
> FloatToStrF(Argument,ffGeneral,Precision,3)
> M    Currency format. the next argument in the var{Args} 
> array must be a
> floating point value. The argument is converted to a decimal 
> string using currency notation. This means that fixed-point 
> notation is used, but that the currency symbol is appended. 
> If precision is specified, then then it overrides the 
> CurrencyDecimals global variable used in the FloatToStrF
>     In short, the M specifier formats it's argument as follows:
>     FloatToStrF(Argument,ffCurrency,9999,Precision)
> Note the /append/  :-)

Then there seems to be a contradiction in the doc. The position of the
currency symbol in FloatToStrF with ffCurrency is determined by

  s:=Format('%m', [123.25]);

Both calls return $123.25 in s.


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