Bug in the register value entry

Conrad Canterford conrad@mail.watersprite.com.au
18 Apr 2002 12:02:43 +1000

In gnucash 1.6.6, locally compiled, guile-1.4 and g-wrap 1.1.9.

I have found a problem with the data entry into the debit/credit fields
of the register. If I enter the simple arithmetic statement:
into the Debit field, the result I get back (after some computational
burden on the processor) is not correct and in all 3 instances I've seen
so far has been a negative number (two quite large, one small). I
believe that it is negative because it ends up in the credit field, even
though I entered the above into the debit field.
I'm guessing we're getting memory corruption in one of the register
structures, as any attempts to modify the values were giving various and
different results. Deleting the split and re-entering it without the
subtraction component in it worked. I could then do the subtraction
seperately without problems.

I will be a bit short on time in the next 3 days, and then will be away
for 2 weeks after that (a wedding and honeymoon does that), but am very
happy to help isolate and identify as time permits.

Conrad Canterford  (conrad@mail.watersprite.com.au)
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