Looney Labs Icehouse Mailing list Archive

Re: [Icehouse] [Zendo] Another Spock Rule question

  • FromDoug Orleans <dougorleans@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateWed, 3 Aug 2011 14:44:50 -0400
On Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Shadowfirebird <shadowfirebird@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> If the rule relies on a list of English words, though, then clearly it *is*
> dependent on English.

The rule statement relies on a list of English words.  The rule does not.

> Doug, is light a "physical thing"?

Yes!  I think Einstein would agree...

> How about a computer program?  That's not physical, can a rule depend on that?

A rule statement can depend on a computer program (or rather, the
algorithm that it computes).

> Or the date - is the date a "physical thing"?

The date is a location in space-time (actually an infinite 3d space
whose width in the time dimension is one day), so, yes.

> In any case, a book of scrabble words is a physical thing.

The map is not the territory...

> These are just my opinions.  I'm not saying that anyone is wrong to have
> differing ones.

In my opinion, your opinion is wrong.  :)  That is, in my opinion,
your interpretation of the rules to Zendo differ from the creator's