[GNC-dev] balance sheet review

Wm wm_o_o_o at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Mar 9 08:52:17 EST 2019

balance-sheet.scm is a core accounting report in gnc, an essential in 
accounting as it allows the person presenting or viewing a report on a 
set of tx to show a full set of accounts or a subset.  It generally does 
sums well.

it is also core in that a number of other reports are built on top of 
it, i.e. if the basic balance sheet fails, the other reports fail too.

if the basic balance sheet fails we have a systemic collapse because of 
over reliance on code people no longer understand.

gnc has a second balance sheet (eguile on the menu) which is useful for 
auditing and similar uses but less useful for management reporting as 
the detail may be considered superfluous.

balance-sheet.scm no longer understands the level of detail it was 
originally expected to understand wrt currencies and commodities.

For emphasis: I don't say balance-sheet.scm is wrong, I love it and use 
it, I think it is a fantastic report; it just hasn't been maintained 
relative to the changing data it is reporting on ... the report no 
longer understands the inputs expected of it :(

read from the bottom up of https://bugs.gnucash.org/show_bug.cgi?id=797046
for some incomplete details

P.S. My political comment for today is that I think my own government 
consists of idiots that can't make up there minds, they're like children 
in a sand box.  The EU is the teacher or parent watching and waiting 
until the children stop arguing and decide what they want to do next.


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