Daily Archives: March 29, 2012

Code of the day: Fix for Number.prototype.toFixed

In javascript, Number.prototype.toFixed has problems rounding.
Here’s the fix and some test cases.

Number.prototype.toFixed = (function () {
	var oldToFixed = Number.prototype.toFixed;
	return function (precision) {
		var value = this.toString(), power = Math.pow(10, precision || 0);
		return oldToFixed.call((Math.round(value * power) / power), precision);
	};
}());


Here’s a simple test.

// Programmer: Larry Battle
// Link: http://bateru.com/news/2012/03/code-of-the-day-fix-for-number-prototype-tofixed
(function (root) {
	"use strict";
	var log = function( str ){
		root.document.body.innerHTML += "log: " + str + "<br/>";
	},
	assert = function (a, b ) {
		var message = a + ' !== ' + b;
		message += ( a === b ) ? "=> true" : "=> false";
		log( message );
	};
	assert((0.595).toFixed(2), "0.59");
	assert((0.9).toFixed(0), "1");
	Number.prototype.toFixed = (function () {
		var oldToFixed = Number.prototype.toFixed;
		return function (precision) {
			var value = this.toString(), power = Math.pow(10, precision || 0);
			return oldToFixed.call((Math.round(value * power) / power), precision);
		};
	}
		());
	log("Applying the toFixed fix.");
	assert((0.595).toFixed(2), "0.60");
	assert((0.9).toFixed(0), "1");
}(this));

Demo: Link

Update!
Improved code here

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