Proposal for modifying gnucash to use exact quantities

Rob Walker
Mon, 24 Jul 2000 22:34:36 -0700 (PDT)

>>>>> On Mon, 24 Jul 2000 22:18:28 -0700, Clark Jones
>>>>> <> said:

Clark> 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).

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

got an URL to that interesting stuff?