[Taxacom] LSID versus names

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Wed Jun 20 07:25:26 CDT 2012

Have you seen taxonomists in action.? ugly is not a problem for us...
really... it isn't... ;)


On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Richard Pyle <deepreef at bishopmuseum.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> Rich

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