Unintended consequences / retrograde behaviour re 2.6.16 fix of Bug 603379 - Prevent changing some Account Options if it has transactions.

Wm wm_o_o_o at yahoo.co.uk
Tue May 9 21:55:16 EDT 2017

On 08/05/2017 16:30, Derek Atkins wrote:
> "Frank H. Ellenberger" <frank.h.ellenberger at gmail.com> writes:
>> Hi,
>> Am 03.05.2017 um 02:11 schrieb Wm via gnucash-devel:
>> 8X---
>>> I'll stipulate that Stock and Mutual Fund behave exactly the same, as do
>>> Bank and Cash, so those four should be collapsed into two.
>> In theory the is a difference, but currently  not implemented in GnuCash
>> between Bank and Cash:
> IMNSHO, the main different between the various sub-types is the
> displayed header in the register.  E.g. Cash is Spend and Receive,
> whereas Bank is Deposit and Withdrawl, Credit Card is Charge and
> Payment, etc.  The underlying functionality is the same otherwise, but I
> think it's still useful to users, especially new users, to have the
> commonplace headings.

Hmmmn, somewhere along the way gnc made commonplace headings (which I
agree are useful labels versus + and - or Dr and Cr) immutable.

I think when it is put that way most people will see the new found
immutability as a problem not to be solved.

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