[CrackMonkey] Time to Quine
digdude at cdk.com
Thu Jan 24 17:22:52 PST 2002
On 25Jan2002 02:06AM (+0100), Andreas Fuchs wrote:
> On 2002-01-24, Seth David Schoen <schoen at loyalty.org> wrote:
> > The funny thing is that Douglas Hofstadter also gives the same general
> > technique _in English_ in _Metamagical Themas_. Hofstadter should
> > just have thought up Lisp; it would have made his self-reference
> > examples much easier.
> Interesting that you should mention that book, because in it, he also
> gives a very brief yet clear introduction to Lisp. Recommended reading
> for everyone who's tired of the fscking parens.
Also of great interest in that book is the section on parquet images.
I've developed an xscreensaver module (that barely works,) that can draw the
"flyfot" image out of that book.
I'm trying to modularize it enough to define new parquet images in some
sort of xscreensaver.ad resource file, so that I can distribute it and
not force it to be recompiled to add new algorithms.
Of course, maybe I should just make the whole xscreensaver a
lisp-intrepreter, then each parquet image can be defined as a lisp
Of course, since I haven't touched it in an almost infinite number of
days, and I have a very finite amount of free time currently, none of
that will happen soon.
dkaiser at cdk.com
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