Thanks, I will follow up on this.  

I did find that the following worked as an interim fix.  In my "select"
statement, instead of "select price", we use "select format(price,2) price":
it breaks the i18n stuff but it works otherwise. IDecimal sounds like a much
better approach.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Howitz [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:36 AM
> To: David Johnson
> Cc: zope3-users@zope.org
> Subject: Re: [Zope3-Users] TAL and Decimals
> 
> Am Dienstag, den 04.04.2006, 11:24 -0500 schrieb David Johnson:
> > I am reading a decimal field from a database and trying to display it
> > in a page template. What is the TAL to do this?
> > Among other things, I've tried:
> > <div tal:replace="python: u'%f' % (item.price)" />
> >
> > Which generates the follow exception:
> > ForbiddenAttribute: ('__float__', Decimal("0.00"))
> >
> > I've also tried the simple:
> > $<div tal:replace="item/price" />
> >
> >  Which displays:
> > $<security proxied decimal.Decimal instance at 0x41d76694>
> 
> Hi,
> 
> in current Zope versions python decimals are security proxied.
> (See also http://www.zope.org/Collectors/Zope3-dev/543 )
> 
> I think a better solution than the one described in the bug is the
> following:
> 
> Write an interface IDecimal which includes alle the mehtods you want to
> access in views and page tempates.
> 
> Put the following into your configure.zcml:
> 
> <class class="decimal.Decimal">
>     <implements interface=".interfaces.IDecimal" />
>     <allow interface=".interfaces.IDecimal" />
> </class>
> 
> It declares that the class decimal.Decimal implements your IDecimal
> interface and that there are no security restrictions on the interface.
> 
> HTH,
>  mac
> 
> 


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