[Taxacom] LSID versus names

Richard Pyle deepreef at bishopmuseum.org
Wed Jun 20 03:34:12 CDT 2012

> and some example are ugly e.g., those that use UUIDs, such as the
> examples you gave earlier, and the ones issued by ZooBank
> (note that you don't have to make such ugly LSIDs).

"Ugly"??  Seriously?  You're worried about "ugly"?!?  Ugly to whom?  To you?
A human?  C'mon Rod -- you can do better than "ugly"!  You're absolutely
right about LSIDs.  I'm astonished that you still cling to the "ugly"
argument against UUIDs!  The sooner we can get past this foolish notion that
GUIDs are supposed to be optimized for human eyeballs, the better.


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