[GNC-dev] Auto reconcile from register window

Mike Alexander mta at umich.edu
Wed Oct 28 02:02:57 EDT 2020

Yes, but, Autoclear doesn't need an account any more than reconcile 
needs one.  Both gnc_plugin_page_register_cmd_reconcile and 
gnc_plugin_page_register_cmd_autoclear call 
gnc_plugin_page_register_get_account to get the account to work on.  
This may return a null pointer if the register doesn't have a clearly 
defined account (e.g. search results), but it works as well for one 
caller as for the other.  Reconcile calls recnWindow to do the real work 
and it checks for a null account and returns immediately if given one.  
The corresponding autoclear method is autoClearWindow and it doesn't 
check for a null account pointer.

It seems to me that if we fix autoClearWindow to check for a null 
account and hook up the menu item in the register window things should 
work fine.  I can do that unless someone knows why it's a bad idea.


On 26 Oct 2020, at 2:49, Christopher Lam wrote:

> Having said that, when we type into the blank entry it knows which 
> account to tie the split to... So, the account could be found 
> somewhere...
> On Mon, 26 Oct 2020, 2:38 pm Christopher Lam, 
> <christopher.lck at gmail.com> wrote:
> From my understanding, this code is not hooked up to the register 
> because: a register is always a search list, and not necessarily tied 
> to an account. Proof: the blank transaction register entry has no 
> account.
> I gather the original coder noticed the same, therefore didn't hook 
> it.

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