Dave Peticolas peticola@krondo.com
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 17:45:23 -0700

Paul Fenwick writes:

> My main problem with how quotes are handled in GnuCash is that
> we have to call a separate external script (gnc-prices or
> equiv) to get the information.  It would be much much nicer
> to simply select a button in GnuCash and have it run the update.
> This should certainly be possible (one can call from perl from C,
> and vice-versa), but I'm going to have to brush up on some of my
> perl/XSUB knowledge first.

Rob Browning is working on this aspect, though it was for the current
version of Quote.pm, and not 1.0. The plan here is to eliminate the
use of the swig bindings in gnc-prices and instead implement that
portion of gnc-prices in scheme. Thus, gnc-prices would become
GnuCash's interface to Quote.pm. This will make it much simpler
to run gnc-prices from within gnucash and will remove swig as
a build dependency.