Re: PHIL/AI : Humongous Lookup Table

Mark Grant (
Sat, 15 Feb 1997 23:20:43 +0000

On Sat, 15 Feb 1997, Hara Ra wrote:

> You get the idea. Similar problems already exist, ie UNIX vs Windows,
> PC vs Mac...

But, interestingly, we've found solutions to those problems. You can run
Windows on Unix (WABI, WINE, SoftWindows) or Macs (SoftWindows), and run
Mac programs on PCs (I forget the name of the software to do it). None of
these solutions are as fast or compatible as running them native, but we
can do it.

The biggest problem with extrapolating this to human programming is that
the human who would be trying to run the other human's software will have
roughly equal processing power, whereas typically the emulators are
running on computers with at least twice the power of the computer they're


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