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Re: Nov 16 draft of voting mechanics

On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 10:42:40PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> ] Definition: A proposition is a pair of options, J and K, from
> ] the Schwartz set, such that J defeats K.

> On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 09:47:27AM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
> > Simpler doesn't count here, because you fail to handle pairwise ties.

On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 03:26:46AM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> Sure I do: they're not propositions (since in a pairwise tie between
> X and Y, X doesnt defeat Y and Y doesn't defeat X). There's no point
> worrying about pairwise ties at all, afaics.

Hmm.. but this allows a Schwartz set with no propositions.  This would
mean that, for example, the rule for detecting ties would have to be

That wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing, but it's worth an explicit
mention in a context where we're contrasting draft versions.

> Give me tautological definitions any day.

I'll think about this.

> "NV" for number of votes/voters?

Hmm... maybe.  Or maybe N for number... hmm...



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