[r-t] Methods Committee proposed change 3.0(D)
richard at ex-parrot.com
Thu Mar 23 14:36:48 UTC 2017
Mark Davies wrote:
> This change ("Allow a wider range of peal constructions") is a little
> more involved because the idea behind it is to make dealing with truth
> more consistent across stages. It's therefore an opportunity to simplify
> Decision D(B), which in its current form is extremely convoluted.
Why? I thought the MC's plan was to get rid of the current
decisions in 2018 and replace them with something based on
Tim's framework. So why on earth are you wasting time
trying to rewrite (D)B beyond what is necessary to effect
The actual change you're trying to accomplish is:
* Allow peals of Triples or lower stages to include not
mor than one touch in which each row appears at most one
more time than any other row.
All you need to achieve this is a small tweak to the wording
of (D)B.1(c). Currently this reads:
Not more than one touch shorter than an extent in which
any of the possible rows at that stage occurs at most once.
If you change it to read as follows you will achieve the
objective of proposed change 3.0(D):
Not more than one touch in which each possible row at that
stage occurs at most one more time than every other
possible row at that stage.
The change is fairly easy to explain and minimal enough that
it will hopefully avoid having unintended consequences. It
immediately applies to variable cover and multi-stage peals
because 1(c) is referenced by paragraphs 3 and 4 too.
Your comment elsewhere about not wanting to allow
single-lead methods in 2017 because there's now not time to
fully consider the consequences of such a major revision
applies equally to your proposed major revision of (D)B.
Moreover, by not rewriting (D)B you are doing nothing to
diminish the case for a wholesale replaceemnt of the
Decisions in 2018.
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