[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
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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