In "F9" report, the "Total production" for food drops from cca 56 to -144 when a new colonist is created from food.
Is the production calculated as a difference between last turn and this turn? That would mean that the following actions count as "production with minus sign":
- dumping cargo during refusal of tax increase
- spending tools on finishing buildings and ships
- equiping pioneers and soldiers
I would find this confusing.
Well, I experimentally verified that mounting colonists and moving horses into wagon trains does _not_ count as negative production.
But is not the thing with food confusing? How about tools to complete ships etc. ?
Should not all the questions above be answered in the bubble help for the label of the row "total production"?
I would like to see a line "Total units 10 turns ago" and "Total units 20 turns ago" in that report, this would help me estimate the long term balance including tools for finishing projects - which is now hard to estimate (if I am lazy to keep the number many turns ago in my head) regardless of the answer (whether tools to complete projects do or don't count as negative production).