Books, sessions [was: Re: UI independance]

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Sun Apr 6 15:24:48 CDT 2003

linas at (Linas Vepstas) writes:

> I'm not sure what you mean by 'company'.  

Sorry, I was using it as an example.  Say my wife and I each track our
own accounts separately..  I just used "company" as an example of
sets-of-accounts that have no relation to each other.  You cannot have
transactions cross "company" bondaries in a single file.  Similarly, a
transaction could not "cross" between my accounts and my wife's
accounts (we would have to have a special "to husband/to wife"
accounts to do these transfers.

> I certainly run multiple gnc files: one that lists expenses owed me by 
> my employer, another that lists money spent on the car, a third that
> summarizes net worth.  I have no desire to meld these together in any
> way; each acheives a certain purpose simply and cleanly. 
> I'd hate to call these different 'files', 'companies'.

Agreed..  Hense my reason for trying to define terminology.

> I'm concerned, as per earlier thread, that the addition of new 
> business features is shifting the terminology to business terms,
> which can cloud up issues, as per earlier thread.

I certainly hope that we can define non-business-specific terminology.

> --linas


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