Re: Alternatives to a single bar code

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 20:45:25 CDT

On May 6, 2004, at 7:41 PM, Steve Chessin wrote:
> I didn't save the tool, and I don't have python on my system, and I'm
> not interested in installing python on my system.

Python's useful for lots of things. But maybe I'll take your idea and
put the script at the end of a CGI webpage. It shouldn't change more
than a couple lines to do that. If you have a Sourceforge account,
BTW, Python is installed for shell sessions (most any other remote
account you might have, likewise).

> That's missing my point. Look at it this way: are you designing a
> system that is going to be obsolete if/when IRV snowballs into use?

Nah... worst case is that we'd be designing a system that would require
slight additional customization if/when IRV snowballs into use. The
changes involved would not be anywhere close to the largest
customization required between jurisdictions.

But I think consensus is forming around the idea that 2-D barcodes are
worthwhile, and available in GPL tools. So it'll probably be moot, and
we'll have storage space to burn.
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