News re preference voting or IRV

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 17:08:11 CDT

On Apr 4, 2005, at 4:51 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
> And, it would be nice if the OVC tabulation backend would support
> Condorcet, [CSSD], Borda and Approval as well as IRV tabulation...

It's pretty simple in software design to make the tabulation method
modular. When ranked preference is tallied, it can call the
appropriate RankedPreference subclass (or imported module, function
pointer, whatever; there are different ways to modularize).

Even if "Canvasser v1.0" only does IRV, it should be simple enough to
add an external 'condercet' library/module to "Canvasser v1.1" (without
touching any of the audited code in the main Tabulator program).

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