Ian Smith-Heisters i at
Sun Oct 19 23:17:51 EDT 2008

On Sun, Oct 19, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Christian Stimming <stimming at> wrote:
> Hi Ian,
> Am Sonntag, 19. Oktober 2008 20:52 schrieb Ian Smith-Heisters:
>> p.s. apologies if -devel isn't the right place for this, I'm not sure
>> if this is technically userland or devland.
> -devel is the absoutely right place for this.
>> I've been googling and searching the wiki for documentation, but
>> haven't found much, particularly for write access. Are best practices
>> for reading/writing the account file outside of the GnuCash GUI
>> documented anywhere? Is the API documented anywhere (besides RTFS)?
> No, the API is documented nowhere else besides the source, but the source
> documentation is prepared for doxygen processing whose result is online here
>> I've seen references to a Python-SWIG binding, what other options are
>> there besides C? Would Scheme work, or is it only prepared for writing
>> reports that integrate with the GnuCash GUI?
> Python is what has been integrated most recently, see
> and
> Theoretically Scheme should work as well for such scripted jobs with opening a
> file, changing something, and saving again. However I don't know how to do
> that :-)
> Regards,
> Christian

Thanks much, Christian. When diving blindly into something, it's at
least good to know there isn't a better option ;)

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