PhyloCode: The real problem...again

Dipteryx dipteryx at FREELER.NL
Tue Jul 8 17:21:46 CDT 2003

From: Ron Gatrelle <gatrelle at TILS-TTR.ORG>
Now they're ready to ratify and implement. Only strong opposition will [stop

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Could somebody please explain why implementation itself would be such a bad

It seems to me that at this stage the PhyloCode remains academic.
Implementation might show if the PhyloCode is feasible at all and will not
collapse under its own weight.

For a trial to work it would be preferable if:
- the resulting names would be clearly marked as being PhyloCode names (not
just by capitalization or the lack of it) but by a clear symbol,
- these names are used in the designated field (phylogenetic literature)
only and not elsewhere
- less noise was made about the (supposed) merits of the PhyloCode

Paul van Rijckevorsel
Utrecht, NL

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