[gnucash] Which Report?
Stephen Grant Brown
s_g_brown at bemail.com.au
Wed Jul 18 20:32:32 EDT 2007
Would it really matter if another report was added, even if it did do
exactly what an existing report does?
Stephen Grant Brown
----- Original Message -----
From: "Derek Atkins" <warlord at MIT.EDU>
To: "Tommy Trussell" <tommy.trussell at gmail.com>
Cc: <gnucash-user at gnucash.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2007 1:16 AM
Subject: Re: [gnucash] Which Report?
> "Tommy Trussell" <tommy.trussell at gmail.com> writes:
>> On 7/17/07, GnuCash Mailing List Account <gnucash-read-only at doink.com>
>>> On 17 July 2007 at 8:11, Vahur Lokk <vahur.lokk at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Both ["Profit and Loss Report" and "Income Statement"] are
>>> > perfectly valid names for what it does. In fact I like Income
>>> > Statement better, because its not so long and ugly. ...
>>> I suspect that the names are only really useful for the first few
>>> times one searches for a report.
>> I would like to respectfully disagree -- you have to remember many
>> folks only look for the reports one to four times a year, and if the
>> name is confusing, it's like being a new user EVERY year.
>> "Income and Expense Statement" may be ugly, but it's more descriptive.
>> Consider that it could be called "Account Totals Accumulated Over
>> Specified Date Range Report." Woudn't THAT be unwieldy!
> If I were going to rename it (again) I'd rename it back to "Profit &
> Loss", not "Income & Expense". At least that would be my personal
> preference. Renaming reports is always challenging because you
> lose your saved state. I'm sorry I accepted the rename for 2.0. :(
> Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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