[E-voting] Win32 developers?

Colm MacCarthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Sat Mar 6 12:51:07 GMT 2004


Are there any win32 developers on list willing to write a small app? It
would be nice to have two implementations of a voting application, one
that records correctly and one that records incorrectly but which behave
completely identically towards the voter.

What I'm think of is a simple interface, just answer yes/no to a
referendum (a good swiftian reference to which side of an egg should 
be cracked should suffice) with a cast vote button, the applicatoin
should tell you what you've selected in a dialog box before the
cast and issue a beep when you've voted.

There would then be implementation A, which at the end of the voting
process gives you the right result, and application B which gives you
the inverse result (records the no's as yes's and so on). Ideally this
change in behaviour should happen by the shortest and most obscure
methods possible in whatever language (ie leaving out an equals in a ==
comparison, or using a variable swap with bit operatoin) - ideally one
or two lines.

The app would really need to be standalone win32 executable, capable
of "just running" :) The intention being to submit this as a categorical
example of the inherent untrustworthiness and unverifiability of
computer programs to the commision.

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Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net




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