[r-t] Blocks to be renamed as methods
alan.reading at googlemail.com
Thu Apr 20 15:01:41 UTC 2017
Why do we believe that one-lead methods are proscribed today? The only
language that I can find in the decisions that even comes close to this
issue is "divisible into equal parts which are called leads" -- but one
part is clearly equal to itself, so I don't think this precludes a one-lead
I vaguely recall this coming up before. I think (although I could be wrong)
that it was decided the use of the plural for "parts" was enough to imply
it had to be more than one. Although I agree with you that that it is far
from clear that that is the intended meaning.
I supposed there used to be the rule that a method had to have more working
bells than hunt bells (which of course ruled out all single lead methods a
stroke) but when that got deleted the precise wording of "divisible into
equal parts which are called leads" became rather more important and
perhaps was overlooked slightly?
On 20 April 2017 at 15:41, Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 7:55 PM, Mark Davies <mark at snowtiger.net> wrote:
> > Yes. We did consider trying to introduce single-lead methods
> One more thing. I've asked this before, but don't think I ever got an
> Why do we believe that one-lead methods are proscribed today? The only
> language that I can find in the decisions that even comes close to this
> issue is "divisible into equal parts which are called leads" -- but one
> part is clearly equal to itself, so I don't think this precludes a one-lead
> Is there something in the decisions I've overlooked?
> Don Morrison <dfm at ringing.org>
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