[GNC-dev] Cookbooks

David T. sunfish62 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 28 12:24:36 EDT 2020


The entire Guide was originally written as a step-by-step "cookbook" 
with sections in each chapter "putting it all together." Those sections 
have slowly disappeared over time, in large part because they were 
overly specific (an existing example is the section that uses a Degas 
painting as an example of capital gains?!?), or used informal language 
that obscured the underlying concepts they were trying to explain. 
Putting case studies on the wiki is far and away a better solution than 
re-cluttering the Guide with information that only a few will need.

David T.

On 9/28/2020 12:02 PM, Frank H. Ellenberger wrote:

> Am 28.09.20 um 16:35 schrieb Christopher Lam:
>> I'm not convinced the generic Guide is an appropriate location for such
>> country-specific recipes.
> Neither you nor your draft told us explicitly that it is an Aussi thing. ;-)
>> The wiki is fine but has poor organisation.
> I created Category:AU‎ and Category:GST/VAT on behalf of you and
> populated the later after a simple search.
> https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Category:GST/VAT gives you an impression.
>> Hence my original query above.
>> Contrast: https://beancount.github.io/docs/
> We do not have the human resources to maintain another set of docs.
> But I would like to use "Cookbook & Examples" as title of a new part of
> the Guide.
> ~Frank
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