[next] [prev] [up] Date: Mon, 12 Jan 81 10:05:00 -0700 (PST)
[next] [prev] [up] From: Bill McKeeman <McKeeman@PARC-MAXC >
[next] [prev] [up] Subject: Re: nomenclature

Well, lawyers have themselves occasionally been subject to some criticism for
their "communication with ordinary people".

My dictionary says "Angevine" has something to do with the line of
Plantagenet Kings. I guess the connection is too subtle for me.

More constructively, the Isaacs senior notation seems 1-1 with FLUBRD except
that it has additional primitives for the slices. The macro facility some have
used fills that hole.

The real trick is to find notations with (lots of) formal properties reflecting cubik
realities. Partly that is a matter of notation design, but mostly it is a matter of
deeper understanding of the subject matter. I do not believe it is an accident
that great science and great notations have frequently come from the same hand.


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