[r-t] Classification question

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Thu Feb 22 02:42:37 UTC 2007

I've been scratching my head trying to understand exactly how to
interpret an obscure corner of the CCCBR Decisions taxonomy of
methods, and and just sent the following query off to Tony Smith
looking for what I guess would be the official Methods Committee view
(or at least the Chairman's view) on the matter. But it now occurs to
me it would be useful to ask the folks on this list for their views,
too. I'm not sure if the language of the Decision is ambiguous, or if
it's just that I'm not clever enough to work out exactly what it's

Any thoughts?

On 2/21/07, Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org> wrote:
> I'm having a bit of trouble working out exactly what "Methods with two
> or more hunt bells are classified using the definitions and
> classifications for methods with one hunt bell but with reference to
> all the principal hunts," (from CCCBR Decision (E)C.1) means in the
> obscure case where you have multiple little treble dodging principal
> hunts, one of which is only in two places and the other of which goes
> further. For example, the following little treble dodging method:
>   x5x36x34x236x34x36x5x23  (lh 12374586)
> All three hunt bells, the 1, 2, and 3, are principal hunts, all with
> little treble dodging paths. The 1 and 2 are doing triple dodges in
> 1-2, and the 3 single dodges in 3 to 6ths place. With respect to the 1
> and the 2 it would be classified as treble bob. With respect to the 3
> as surprise. I'm afraid I'm at a loss as to whether the overall method
> should be classified as treble bob, delight or surprise.
> Can you help, please?
> --
> Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>, <dfm2 at cmu.edu>
> "Although an elderly man probably has a lot less future
> than a man of twenty, he's far more careful about it."
>                      -- Terry Pratchett, _Going Postal_

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>, <dfm2 at cmu.edu>
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