[Taxacom] Binomial Nomenclature - was: "cataloguing hypotheses & not real things"
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Mon Sep 2 12:19:22 CDT 2013
On 2013-09-02 1:25 AM, Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:
> The idea of using "Pinus-abies [Picea]" does
> not appeal at all.
Absent punctuation, it could be a list of three genera. My impression is
that punctuation has a higher entropy than spelling in languages using
the Latin alphabet (I know this is true in English), so it is likely
that any system for human use that *relies* on punctuation will fail.
Just getting students to copy the parentheses exactly in author
citations is a challenge.
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