[r-t] Method extension

Philip Saddleton pabs at cantab.net
Fri May 1 06:33:36 UTC 2015

On 29/04/2015 22:36, Mark Davies wrote:
[ ... some good stuff ... ]
> Hmm. I think we need to step back and try and clear the fog!
> So let's take Little Bob Minor. The normal extension to the Major 
> seems good, but it's not the only way to do it. There doesn't seem to 
> be much wrong with hunting the treble to 6th's instead (of course this 
> is currently named Gainsborough). There doesn't seem to be much wrong 
> with adding a hunt bell and making a Little Bob Triples method 
> ( - currently unrung!). 
yes there does - but you can make Little Grandsire Triples
> The current Central Council Decisions do however give the standard 
> extension for Bristol straight off
not from Major to Royal
> I suspect that PABS's conceptually purer system (which I really like 
> the sound of) will do exactly the same thing.
It does - but it is not really an algorithm (except that it limits the 
possible extensions to a given stage to a finite number, assuming that a 
limit is put on the way the lead can extend), so in principle could 
generate an exhaustive list. I see it more as  an overall requirement 
that specific algorithms limited sets of method should follow.

I don't think that there should be a requirement to name a method that 
happens to be an extension the same as the parent, unless that extension 
path has already been chosen by methods at different stages being given 
the same name.


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