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Discussion on: Daily Challenge #276 - Unwanted Dollar Signs

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Steve Crow

Here's Kotlin with a String extension function:

fun String.toMoneyValue() =
    this.filter { it.isDigit() || it in listOf('-', '.') }
        .toBigDecimal()

// Examples
"12.34".toMoneyValue()
"-0.89".toMoneyValue()
".11".toMoneyValue()
"007".toMoneyValue()