SkArcher on 1 Jul 2003 17:39:01 -0000

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Re: [spoon-discuss] The Grid

01/07/2003 18:17:48, Iain Scott <iop@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>>I tried to write a proposal that would do that. About an hour and a half 
>>later, having managed to work my way through the first two or three 
>>subsections of rule 301, I gave up.
>>At this point, in order to turn the Grid into something new, we would 
>>effectively have to rewrite everything in the rule; trying to do this 
>>while we still have the old parts lying around is asking for disaster, as 
>>old things that are no longer compatible with new things will come into 
>>conflict. The end result should be the same, but the path there will be 
>>much easier if we destroy the old rules first.
>I suppose what you could do is propose:
><repeal everything in p1575 except r301>
>Replace r301 with <new stuff>
>This keeps some sort of continuity with the old grid, in form if not 

I'd rather have the old grid sealed away somewhere so that we can look back at it and go 'ahh' - plus, if 
everything in the rule is new, then it deserves its own status.


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