reports, template/library proposal -- LAML

Phil Longstaff plongstaff at
Fri Apr 16 10:27:38 EDT 2010

On Fri, 2010-04-16 at 17:03 +0300, Laimonas Vėbra wrote:
> Hello All,
> If gnucash reporting is moving towards webkit (full featured html 
> engine), shouldn't we consider using/choosing some kind of mature 
> (html/xml), standards-aware „templating“ engine/solutions, such as LAML:
> instead of pseudo templating (unstable, unsteady, poor solution) such as 
> eguile-gnc, which makes writing reports still complicated, inelegant.
> Don't get we wrong -- it (eguile-gnc) works, but it isn't going to 
> work/evolve any better than before, and writing reports, reporting 
> components is just hard, frustrating without some reasonable, common, 
> solid, mature basis (library).

I had been thinking along the same lines, but was unaware of laml.  I
have looked a bit into sql reporting engines, but haven't really found
anything suitable.


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