Re: Artilects & stuff

KPJ (kpj@sics.se)
Thu, 16 Sep 1999 11:55:26 +0200

It appears as if Eliezer S. Yudkowsky <sentience@pobox.com> wrote:
|
|_Metamagical Themas_, p. 582, "Analogies and Roles in Human and Machine
|Thinking". Considers questions of the form, "If abc goes to abd, then
|what does pqrs go to? What does bcd go to? What does xyz go to?"

The most obvious solution to the pattern replacement algorithm on the example: ``Replace last character in pattern with next in collating sequence.''.

Therefore the answer depends on the character collating sequence used.

Assuming standard Western form alphabet, the following answers hold:

0)	 pqrt
1)	 bce

For the last question, the standard Western form alphabet lacks a collating sequence for ``next character'' for the Z character. Theerfore, several possibilities arise:

2.a)	 xya		[circular]
2.b)	 none		[no ``next'' defined]
2.c)	 xy{		[ASCII, ISO-8859-1]
2.d)	 xy		[Swedish language]
2.e)	 xy		[some other European languages]

etc., ad nauseam.