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Sat Jun 7 12:51:59 UTC 2014
At 13:31 on 07 June 2014, Mark Davies wrote:
> JEC writes,
>> Mathematical "purity" (and of course I was being facetious in using
>> "pure" in other senses) does not seem to me to be a good reason for
>> having a different rule for 7 or fewer
> It is a good reason, because peal composition on seven bells is
> constrained by the length of the extent.
No it isn't. That is begging the question (in the proper sense of the
expression). It is only because you have already defined "peal" that
such a constraint exists. The argument (if such it be) is wholly
circular (possibly cyclic). "You can't have a peal of triples of more
than 5040 changes because it wouldn't be a peal."
But, whether that is so or not, it cannot possibly be a good reason
for not defining a (true) length of triples of 5000 to 5039 changes as
However, we are not going to agree.
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