[EM] Reply to Rob Speer

MIKE OSSIPOFF nkklrp at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 20 05:07:12 PST 2003

Rob Speer wrote:

Markus is just doing what he does

I reply:

About that you'll get no argument from me  :-)

You continued:

: he makes sure that voting terminology
used on this list is consistent, when so much of the available
information about voting terminology is inconsistent.

I reply:

Not at all. That was not a debate about voting terminology. As soon as 
Markus said that Steve's BeatpathWinner algorithm isn't the Floyd algorithm, 
I said ok then I'm no longer claiming that it's the Floyd algorithm. I said 
that I'll ask the website owner to delete that name from it.

No, the debate was about whether I still claim that Steve's algorithm is the 
Floyd algorithm. It was a really silly debate, because I'd repeatedly said 
that I no longer claim that Steve's algorithm is the Floyd algorithm.

I'm the first to admit that it was a silly issue that Markus insisted on 

You continued:

Terminology is a very important thing for people to agree on.

I reply:

But there was no disagreement on terminology. Only on the issue of whether I 
was still claiming that Steve's algorithm is the Floyd algorithm.

Mike Ossipoff

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