Proposal for modifying gnucash to use exact quantities

Clark Jones
Mon, 24 Jul 2000 22:18:28 -0700

Bill Gribble wrote:
>   1. gnc_commodity knows about the smallest possible transactional
>      unit for trading the commodity (for example, 1/100 of a US Dollar
>      or 1/1000 of a mutual fund share).

I hate to quibble with Gribble :-), but in actuallity the bill establishing
the Dollar as the U.S. currency (written by Thomas Jefferson) defines the
"mill" -- which is 1/1000 of a U.S. Dollar -- though the only places where
you're likely to run into it is at the gas pump and calculating real estate
taxes.  (The same act established a number of other interesting things, too,
though they're not relevant to the current discussion.)


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