[GNC-dev] New Account Hierarchy Setup Assistant Questions

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Thu Sep 13 09:55:31 EDT 2018

> On Sep 12, 2018, at 11:25 PM, Geert Janssens <geert.gnucash at kobaltwit.be> wrote:
> Op donderdag 13 september 2018 01:03:49 CEST schreef John Ralls:
>>> On Sep 12, 2018, at 3:00 PM, David T. via gnucash-devel
>>> <gnucash-devel at gnucash.org> wrote:
>> That said, I think the only immutable parameter in setting up a new book is
>> the root account currency, and that can be derived from the locale.
> No, it can't. That would assume the user's locale always reflects the currency 
> for which the book should be made. That's a false assumption. So Gnucash can 
> make a best guess based on the locale but no more than that. And since it's 
> immutable a best guess is not good enough and the user should explicitly be 
> asked.

It is a valid assumption for David’s notional “new user” who is too easily confused to be allowed to have options. Remember, the NAHSA will remain for more capable users.

John Ralls

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