I'm not disagreeing. It is complex and I understand even in Haist's case there was a lot he could not say. I was merely trying to find some supporting evidence - theoretical or experimental - for the blanket claims made by people regarding the favourability of alkaline fixers. It seemed to me it is a little less straight forward than "pH up = washing time down". If Ron is saying that is sound, I am ok with it. But I still haven't seen any data on relative washing times for commercial products such as TF-4, or non-commercial formulas. Obviously I don't have every book or article, which is why I was asking the question.
Originally Posted by Rudeofus
Sorry this got ugly. It was not my intent.