mini-ANNOUNCE: auto gain/loss scrubbing implemented
linas at linas.org
Sun Apr 6 04:01:44 CDT 2003
I've unleashed automated 'lot scrubbing' aka automated determination
of realized gains/losses in the experimental CVS branch.
How this works:
-- search for 'trading accounts': these are accounts that have transactions
between different currencies/commodities.
-- automaitcally assign splits to 'lots'. A lot is opened by putting
a split into it. All subsequent splits added to it must decrease
its 'amount' balance to zero. When a lot hits zero balance, it is
'closed'. (see src/doc/lots.txt)
-- The value of the splits in a closed lot is totalled up. This total
value is the 'realized gain/loss'. If its not zero, a transaction is
added: one split goes into the lot, making its value zero, the other split
goes into a new 'realized gain/loss' account. This implements the
'double balance' requirement discussed on this mailing list last
It sure would be nice to be able to view & edit lots from a GUI, but
there is no GUI at this time. The 'lot scrubber' implements a FIFO
accounting policy: oldest asset purchases are matched to oldest asset
sales. It could be nice to have other accounting policies.
I promise to think about the GUI.
N.B. this clears the way for accounting periods, which were mostly
implemented except that they couldn't handle stocks correctly. Well,
now we have the mechanism for that. I'll see if I can fix that soon.
Note also: accounting periods don't have a GUI, either.
p.s. the way to disable this is to comment out 'lot scrub' from the
----- Forwarded message from Linas Vepstas <linas at linas.org> -----
Date: Sunday April 6, 2003 @ 1:33
Update of /home/cvs/cvsroot/gnucash/src/gnome
In directory www.linas.org:/tmp/cvs-serv13677
enable lot scrubbing for good!
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