[Haskell-cafe] What is a safe Haskell data type to store and manipulate Money values?

Saurabh Nanda saurabhnanda at gmail.com
Tue Apr 4 15:11:22 UTC 2017

Curious to know what StanChart is using to represent monetary values in its
Haskell code.

-- Saurabh.

On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 8:20 PM, Joachim Durchholz <jo at durchholz.org> wrote:

> Am 04.04.2017 um 16:13 schrieb ALeX Kazik:
>> Leaving aside the legal aspects of this, what would be Haskell's
>>> equivalent
>>> of the BigDecimal format in Java (or Ruby)? Decimal (as used by hledger)?
>> Rational?
> You'd be constantly be doing explicit calculations to get back to a
> denominator of 100. Plus you'd have to deal with those cases where the
> denominator is a divisor of 100, and you'd need explicit nonstandard
> conversion to strings.
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