Support for multiple account types for an account placeholder

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Mon Feb 23 11:12:33 EST 2009

<marcus.wolschon at> writes:

> I recon it would be easier to add an account-type "placeholder" that is
> not restricted in the type of children it can have.
> Any comment on this?

Well, we already have one account of this type, called 'root'.  But
it's not in the UI and can only be a top-level account.

Adding new account types is... challenging...  Mostly it's a
problem because of backwards compatibility..  You need to make sure
that you add the logic for the new account well before you add the
code to support using it.

> Marcus


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