New issue 276: links and tags for all directives would be useful (revamp 
grammar, simplify)

Martin Blais:

Yes, links and tags for all directives is possible. Idealy that would ideally 
be done in concert with the revamp of links and tags as metadata, which has 
been discussed a while back. 

In the meantime, I could add you a links field for Document directives easily 
(with input syntax as well). Let me know if that would be useful.

On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 4:10 AM, Jakob Schnitzer <> 

This is absolutely necessary, as for a business, you would hand over all your 
invoices to your accountant (the folder with the invoices, and all transactions 
that are relevant), but you don't want him to have your contracts and other 

Sure, then just use another documents folder for the invoices. I personally 
just keep them in the same folder so I'm against forcing this on the user.

I think the perfect solution would be to have a separate directive for invoices 
that works exactly like the Document directive

I'm very much against this. If it just works like the document directive, it 
should just be done using the document directive. Everything you list can be 
done using Document directives. I'd also find this feature way more useful if 
it supports documents, it could be used to attach your monthly account 
statement to a balance directive for instance.

@blais: Beancount only supports links (and tags) for transactions. Could we 
have them for all entry types?


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