[r-t] Candidate definition #10

Philip Earis Earisp at rsc.org
Tue Aug 12 15:37:04 UTC 2008

I like it Don. At a quick read, it is very nice indeed.  Ian's first two
proposals look OK.

However, when Ian says,

"I disagree. They are better added as explicit special cases _inside_
the definitions. I would expand paragraph 4 to say that where a peal is
rung on stage S < 8, it must contain at least 5040 rows"

I absolutely, fundamentally disagree with Ian here (and hence agree with
Don). We need to take the Richard Smith approach of defining what we
mean as elegantly as possible and in a way that covers everything.  If
there are any "special cases", these should be listed separately (and

I also strongly feel that 5000+ for any stage is sensible.  It's hard to
work out why MBD and Ian get so worked up about this.  There are even
good historical precedents, as RAS mentioned.


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