Base And Gnucash

John Ralls jralls at
Mon Apr 29 14:37:19 EDT 2013

On Apr 29, 2013, at 11:25 AM, Graham Leggett <minfrin at> wrote:

> On 29 Apr 2013, at 7:28 PM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
>> Because Gnucash isn't that kind of a program. It's an accounting program, the exact domain for which SQL was invented. "Basically Available, Soft state, Eventual consistency" are all anathema to accountants.
> Really? I am still waiting for one client's accountant to "eventually" pay me, and I will "eventually" capture those invoices piled on my desk.
>> Would you want your bank to treat your account that way?
> My bank does treat my account this way. If you pay me now, I'll "eventually" get the money, maybe in two hours, maybe in two days, maybe 7 days if you gave me a cheque.

John Ralls

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