i'd like to see two new ruby language additions....
1.) in the sprintf formatting command a way to format for business.....
 i.e.... processing payroll chks...with asterik fill AND commas
 and space fill AND commas or anything fill AND commas to do this
  *****$1,312.00
 without having to write a separate def function....

 ...and....
i'm comming from BBX (Business Basic).... a new kind of number... like
Bignum
...but Biznum .... where all intermediate calculations are correctly and
consistently rounded. we have a billing system not written in BBX and
it's always pennies off due to round off error ... there is value in
this...because BBX has it and i've never had to worry about round off
errors
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