Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] RE: Zendo rules question

  • From"Carol Townsend" <carol.townsend@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 19 Dec 2006 15:40:40 -0600
I would be interested in examples of how to take these "not so good" rules and turn them into "better" rules - and then possible taking those "better" rules and turning them into "really great rules"

For example:
Not so good:  "AKHTBN iff one piece points at the corner of another piece."
is this better?  "AKHTBN iff one piece points at another piece."
would it be even better to take this one more step to:  "AKHTBN iff exactly one piece points at only one other piece."

There are my quick, lame attempts at Koan editing - I'd love to see what others would do.


On 12/19/06, kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx <kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx > wrote:
Some other examples:
- AKHTBN iff no two pieces are more than 2" apart.
   (You could use the width of a large or the height of
   a small to guage an inch.)
- AKHTBN iff one piece points at the corner of another piece.
- AKHTBN iff a piece is "iced" in the Icehouse sense of the word.
   This requires that a certain number of flat pieces be pointing
   at an upright and that they be within their own lengths of the

Summary: Valid?  Yes.  Good?  No.