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Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Rule clarification [rule against external references]

  • FromBuddha Buck <blaisepascal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 1 Aug 2011 19:34:40 -0400
On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 7:31 PM, Joshua Kronengold <mneme@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 08/01/2011 07:24 PM, Timothy Hunt wrote:
>> As someone around here has said before - the two most common mistakes
>> of a new master are:
>> 1) making a rule too complex by accident
>> 2) making a rule too complex on purpose
> Yep.  Guage your rule to your group.
> Now, to be fair, "prime number of pieces" isn't a terribly hard rule. But
> it's not ideal with newbies, particularly ones who aren't yet up to thinking
> about counting rules.  Certainly, you'd want to run "bn iff exactly 3
> pieces" before even thinking in that direction.

"Prime number of pieces" isn't terribly hard, but "Prime number of
pieces, mistakenly counting 1 as prime" is a lot harder.
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