Accounting stuff in Lino¶
This topic guide explains everything a Lino application developer needs to know about accounting stuff. It will never be finished.
When designing an accounting package, the programmer operates as a mediator between people having different ideas: how it must operate, how its reports must appear, and how it must conform to the tax laws. By contrast, an operating system is not limited by outside appearances. When designing an operating system, the programmer seeks the simplest harmony between machine and ideas. This is why an operating system is easier to design. -- Tao of programming
The XL has several modules dealing with accounting, and they are integrated into the general framework. Here is our suggested order of reading them: