[GNC-dev] book currency is what ... question mark

Christian Kluge frakturfreak at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 16:47:42 EST 2019

I’ve just seen that my final words I have to say to Wm haven’t reached
the general public.

I’ve considered giving up on trying to make him understand how things
are really handled.

Am 21.02.2019 um 15:51 schrieb Wm via gnucash-devel:
> On 20/02/2019 20:05, Christian Kluge wrote:
>> Let me expand my example:
>> Let’s say I’m doing someone else’s accounts and going through the
>> liabilities first and see an invoice for 20 PLN.
> It just looks like an expense to me.  My question is why is such a small
> amount a liability?

Because it is automatically until paid.

You clearly didn’t understand my example.

Maybe it was agreed upon that every invoice will be recorded as
liability regardless of its value or time of payment.

>> Then I don’t go through the bank statements first and try to find this
>> transaction for the real value transferred but use the (monthly average)
>> ECB quote.
> Why?  If it is a single tx for such a small amount it is just an
> occasional expense.  The ECB rate is immaterial

> You do *not* need the ECB rate for anything approximate to the price of
> a cheap restaurant meal.
> Seriously, Christian, is this really about you not understanding someone
> may have gone from Germany to Poland, bought some food and recorded the
> actual cost?  Now you want the ECB rate?

If it’s personal accounting I also don’t care. Even if it’s business
related and just a one time thing.

But not if it becomes the norm.

I never said that I talked just about one transaction that never happens

Kind regards

Christian Kluge

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