Originally Posted by blur
If that is the case, why would there be a discussion like this?
The rule is strict and well-defined. Some people have various objections to jump-putts, one of which is that although the rule is strict and well-defined, the jump-putt happens so quickly that it's hard to tell if the rule was broken, or not. Another is that people are reluctant to call rules tightly, regardless of how strict and well-defined they are written.