Message 2004-10-0078: Re: In case anyone was wondering

Tue, 14 Sep 2004 12:07:41 -0500

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Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 12:07:41 -0500
From: [unknown]
To: Kevin de Queiroz <Dequeiroz.Kevin@NMNH.SI.EDU>
Subject: Re: In case anyone was wondering

     I am sorry to see you leave this discussion. As I recall,  the l=
ast time
you and I disagreed on the listserv you also departed prematurely... =

     I hope you plan to return to this problem at some point, at leas=
t ot the
consideration of a principle of nomenclatural freedom. Regardless of =
the Pan convention will or will not be mandated, we also need to addr=
ess the
issue of whether it will be USED. I note that the editors of the comp=
volume, and a large number of the contributors, are ALL "pan-stemmers=
." Thus,
regardless of whether or not panstems violate Recommendation/Rule 10A=
, they
will probably be used. Because of the probable difficulties in sellin=
g a system
that a) violates its own recommendations/ rules from the outset, and =
b) changes
a large number of well-established names, the pan-stem convention mus=
t still be



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