design documents?

Ross Boylan RossBoylan at
Sat Mar 29 11:54:20 EDT 2008

On Sat, 2008-03-29 at 11:40 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> I'm afraid that really there are no good design docs.  Certainly
> nothing coherent.  Many times there are email discussions when a
> feature is being created, but nothing really gets put down for
> posterity in the source tree.  Unfortunately I have to say the
> the design doc is the source code.
> -derek
Could anyone point me to where I can start to understand the log file
format?  As I said, my main interest is in effecting a repair, possibly
by using excerpts from a previous log file.

It looks as if the documentation has moved mostly to doxygen, and I've
discovered  However, the
discussion of backup says "The actual file writing is done by
xaccWriteAccountGroupFile() in in src/engine/FileIOP.hv" and that file
doesn't seem to exist (nor does a search on doxygen turn up the

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