[r-t] Definition of a peal

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Tue Aug 5 06:04:17 UTC 2008

Philip's proposal says

  "A round block containing an integer number of extents, plus a true

I think this is more prescriptive than I'm guessing was intended.
Certainly more than I think is appropriate.

What it makes "illegal" at the lower stages is a block bigger than an
extent containing
every change at least N times, but no change more than N+1 times. Such
blocks are frequently rung as part of quarter peals, and there is no
reason to exclude them from peals, especially if a fraction of an
extent is allowed.

I hope this is just an oversight. I'm sure it can be easily rectified,
though I'm not sure how best to phrase an alternative.

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"We must not conclude that morals are worthless because they differ
according to time and place."  -- Will Durant, _Our Oriental Heritage_

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