Small patch: from-date on account summary

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
12 Mar 2002 10:42:40 -0500

Ah, and I was pointing out that this is exactly what needs to be
done -- to add a boolean checkbox to the ui ;)   So clearly we're
in agreement.

Clearly we're saying the same thing, just talking past each
other :(


Christian Stimming <> writes:

> Derek Atkins wrote:
> > Yes, I did mean a user choice box.
> >
> >>Because on implementation level this kind of flag already exists (and
> >>has been used by Lars): If from-date != #f, use it, otherwise don't
> >>use it.
> > I didn't notice that in the patch.  Perhaps I didn't read closely
> > enough.  But I can't see how this test would work, because there is no
> > way to 'unset' the date once you set it.  How does the user force
> > 'from-date' to be #f to get this functionality?
> This is precisely the missing point; the user can't choose #f as a
> from-date with the current multichoice-option. Either you would need
> to add the choice 'No starting date' to the multichoice box. Or you
> would need to add another boolean choice box 'Use starting date
> yes/no'. I'm just saying that this is not at all complicated, just
> somebody would need to do it. And if the option is there i.e. as soon
> as a starting data is optional, we can commit this patch to CVS.
> Christian

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