The definitive abc standard

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Which version of the abc standard would you like to see adopted as the official one?

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Re: The definitive abc standard

Postby PkK » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:48 pm

IMO 2.0 is far better suited to be the standard than abcplus.

* The abc 2.0 draft much more resembles a standards document compared to the abcplus documentation. The abcplus documentation reds more like an instruction manual, which can be nice for beginners, but is more problematic for implementers and experts.

* abcplus is too closely tied to the requirements of certain programs. This can burden implementors of abc-based tools (e.g. having to be able to include eps files in graphical output).

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Re: The definitive abc standard

Postby cwalshaw » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:06 pm

I'm pleased to announce that I have now released the abc standard 2.0 (a minimally updated version of the draft standard 2.0) - you can find it in the new wiki section of the website. There is also a more detailed announcement on the abc users mailing list.


PS I'm going to close this topic in order to close the poll at the top, but if you want to comment please feel free to start a new topic.

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