irc pricedb discussion

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
27 Feb 2001 17:43:58 -0500

My personal feelings are that:

	1) Implicit quotes should be added to the price-db (on the
           date of the transaction).  The only problem is that you now
           need to keep a pointer so that if the transaction changes,
           you need to update the price-db as well.  So that could be
           a pain.

	2) The most recent price-db entry for a particular commodity
           (stock price, etc.) should be applied when you open a
           stock/money-market account.  I'd like to be able to go the
           vanguard, grab the prices for my funds, and have the
           'current value' displayed (yes, I'm sure this was a major
           goal in the life of price-db :).


       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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