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Re^3: Hofstadter Metapuzzle

by tadman (Prior)
on May 23, 2002 at 00:29 UTC ( #168626=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Hofstadter Metapuzzle
in thread (OT) Hofstadter Metapuzzle

Some puzzles like this don't settle into a steady state, leaving the logical equivalent of a "flip-flop" circuit, the classic paradoxical "This statement is false."-type problem, or two self-defeating, self-reinforcing arrangements like in the "Life" game.

I think if you seed the initial statement differently, it might settle on a different possibility, though of course, this particular implementation uses the underscores for placement, so that will have to change.

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(MeowChow) Re^4: Hofstadter Metapuzzle
by MeowChow (Vicar) on May 23, 2002 at 00:45 UTC
    Sure, you can seed it with the second solution :)
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