[seqfan] Re: Cleaning up cross-references to recycled sequences - can this be automated?
charles.greathouse at case.edu
Mon Jan 31 00:24:34 CET 2011
I think that long-established sequences are usually given keyword:dead
instead. So there shouldn't be too much of a problem there. (Do you
know of an example?)
Case Western Reserve University
On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 5:01 PM, Donald Alan Morrison
<donmorrison at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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