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The accounting quest: Ledger

The accounting quest: Ledger

Posted Jun 14, 2012 15:51 UTC (Thu) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Parent article: The accounting quest: Ledger

I must say, assuming performance is acceptable, text file storage sounds ideal. Little chance of being stranded with a bunch of unreadable, outdated .gnucash (or whatever) files. I'd rather have a bunch of 100,000 line text files than a similar amount of opaque database files.

I'd guess the problem is not so much the storage format, but the interface onto it? If someone were to write an accountant-friendly front-end, would that take care of your file format concerns?

(of course this doesn't affect the other missing bits like invoicing, bank accounts, recurring transactions, etc..)

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