[r-t] Definition of a peal
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
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_
More information about the ringing-theory