Proposal for modifying gnucash to use exact quantities

Bill Gribble
Fri, 28 Jul 2000 17:45:49 -0500

On Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 12:14:20PM -0500, Richard Wackerbarth wrote:
> And you have yet to address the objections that I, and others, have been 
> raising for an equal period of time.

If you can state any objection that impacts the correctness of the
code, I'm happy to entertain it.  I am not interested in arguing about
programming style with you.  I have one opinion about how this should
be done, you have another, Chris Browne has another.  Opinions.  In
the absence of concrete arguments that one approach will fail where
another succeeds, that's all they are.  Most of the people on this
list are probably just baffled by the virulence of the arguments.

I am interested in getting the right solution, but I'm not going to be
pushed into doing something "your way" just because you say so.  If
you want to implement a competing solution, feel free; I am confident
that if your solution is materially better I'll have the good grace to
admit it.  However, you haven't demonstrated anything of the sort up
to now.

> I understand that you are INSISTING on implementing a scheme that is much 
> more complex than that necessary to accomplish the requirement.

No, I'm not "insisting", I'm just implementing it.  Please feel free
to do the same.  This is an open-source project and contributions are
welcome wherever they can be found.

> Further, it fails to address some important aspects of the problem.

Please enumerate them.  It will be easier for me to parse your message
if you will avoid personal slanders and stick to technical details.

> You have repeatedly found excuses to avoid including code that I
> have written. What makes you think that I would be willing to help
> with the elbow grease when you have led me to feel that any of my
> efforts will be rejected and that you are making the task much more
> difficult than necessary.

This is complete bullshit.  I will address your attack only by saying
that the ONE piece of code you have sent me which did what it claimed
to do is in the gnucash source tree.  That was a 3- or 4-line patch to
fix the handling of broken QIF files with Option:Autoswitch in the
middle of the file.  Thank you for that contribution, and for other
informative communications I have had with you in the past.  No thanks
at all for the personal attacks, the paranoia, the grandstanding.

Bill Gribble