This project consists of two libraries that dynamically build a formatting function for number and date formatting. The date formatting is very similar to PHP's functionality; it also permits parsing dates. The number formatting is similar to MS Excel formatting. The technique of building a function to implement each formatting instruction leads to cleaner code that is richer in functionality and much faster than other popular libraries, as proven by benchmarks.
The code was originally developed and hosted on http://www.xaprb.com/ but is now being hosted here so all can contribute to it. It is now licensed under the MIT license, not the LGPL as it originally was.
All are invited to contribute; the original developer is very short on time, so if you want something done, please just do it yourself and don't wait for others. Anyone who requests commit access to the Subversion repository will be granted. Email baron.schwartz at gmail.com to request commit access.
Here are links to some blog posts about these functions:
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