[r-t] History

Matt Dawson m.d.dawson.29 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 15:16:59 UTC 2014

On 6 June 2014 16:04, Simon Gay <Simon.Gay at glasgow.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 06/06/2014 15:56, Mark Davies wrote:
>> Well - "Everything Should Be Made as Simple as Possible, But Not Simpler".
> I'm with Mark: a peal of Triples is at least an extent. I was thinking of
> the same quotation. Actually I would say that a peal of Triples is a round
> block consisting of a whole number of extents.

There seem to be two different issues here, namely:

1. Peals on 7 or fewer bells should be at least 5040 changes, whereas
peals on 8 or more bells can be capped at 5000. (As currently.)

2. Graham's definition of truth, "A round block is considered true if
all its rows are distinct, or if longer than one extent, are distinct
if the rows from any complete extents are excluded", being applied to
peals. (Meaning John's proposed 5280 of spliced minor passes muster.)

I wouldn't object to 1 if people are going to get heated about it, but
would strongly advocate an adoption of 2.


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