[Gnucash-changes] Fix function name.

David Hampton hampton-gnucash at rainbolthampton.net
Thu Sep 15 16:22:57 EDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-15 at 13:58 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Quoting Neil Williams <linux at codehelp.co.uk>:
> >> Unfortunately the QOF_UTC_DATE_FORMAT value was shoved into
> >> the middle of an existing enum instead of added at the end, so in fixing
> >> the gnc-date-format widget I had to expose it to the user.
> >
> > It cannot be removed for a v.good reason.
> I don't think the question was removing it.. I think David's point was that it
> was put into the middle of the enum instead of at the end of the enum.  If it
> were at the end of the enum then the Gnucash UI could just ignore it (stop one
> short) and not display that as an option. 


> > Don't hide it. It does not mean you have to use it.
> I think David's point is that we don't want to present this option to users,
> because it's not a very user-friendly format.  So, since we don't expect users
> to want it, and honestly I don't think we want users to use it, there's no
> reason we should present them the option to print dates in this format.   Keep
> in mind that this format is for reports and other user-visible things.

When was the last time you wrote 2005-09-15T16:18:23Z on a check?  I can
honstely say that I never have, and I can't imagine that I ever will.
Timestamps in this format are fine for a backend, but users don't use
timestamps.  They use dates.


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