[EM] Reply to Rob Speer
nkklrp at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 20 05:07:12 PST 2003
Rob Speer wrote:
Markus is just doing what he does
About that you'll get no argument from me :-)
: he makes sure that voting terminology
used on this list is consistent, when so much of the available
information about voting terminology is inconsistent.
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
Terminology is a very important thing for people to agree on.
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.
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