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Re: MOPT-02 - substitution and formal systems

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Dec 16, 2002 at 22:10 UTC ( #220378=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to MOPT-02 - substitution and formal systems

(1) - For a fun, if surreal, treatment of formal systems, check out Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofsteader.

I second that suggestion. One of my all time favourite books. Great fun.

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[choroba]: The documentation just says the second argument should be "characters"
[Eily]: It can also be used to force a copy, and remove magic from a variable
[Eily]: there was a post some time ago about variable coming from regex taking more space than the same string defined directly IIRC

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