[r-t] Minor Blocks: Poll results

Don Morrison dfm at ringing.org
Sun Jul 20 03:34:10 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jul 19, 2014 at 6:41 PM, Graham John <graham at changeringing.co.uk> wrote:
> A method is defined using just three pieces of information: Name, Stage, and
> Place Notation (for one lead). All other information including its
> Classification, Title, Properties and Plain Course  can then be derived.

Why do you need the name to define it? In the "domain" you're
circumscribing here isn't all that's needed is the stage and place

> Rule-based constructions like Dixon's require separate definition, and could
> be considered as methods in a different domain.

By "different domain" do you mean "something other than ringing"?
Otherwise it sure looks to me like you've just said "methods that can
be defined by just their name, stage and place notation are the kinds
of methods that can be defined by just their name, stage, and place
notation; methods that can't are other kinds of methods." Which, well,
ah, err, um, you get the idea.

What am I missing?

Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
"Things that try to look like things often do look more like
things than things. Well-known fact."   -- Terry Pratchett, _Wyrd Sisters_

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