[seqfan] Re: Cleaning up cross-references to recycled sequences - can this be automated?

Donald Alan Morrison donmorrison at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 23:01:23 CET 2011

On 1/30/11 1:28 PM, N. J. A. Sloane wrote:
> There are several good reasons to recycle A-numbers.
> If I had more time I would write an essay on the subject.
> (One is that it is important to be able
> to browse in the OEIS. if they were not recycled, one
> would repeatedly say, "*#@#$%, this is another $$%%$#@ sequence
> from ______ that was rejected")
> I strongly support recycling A-numbers.
>  Best regards
>  			 Neil


Other sites will still suffer from the "recycling problem", since their
links will become stale.  What used to be X is now Y.  So neither
solution saves face.  Even if you save a history of all the times a
number has been recycled, the confusion cannot decrease.


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