From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 17 2001 - 20:03:15 MDT
Durant Schoon wrote:
> <quantity:number> 2 </quantity:number>
Then there's an inconvenience when the programmer needs to type:
sally.appendage:arms = 3
sally.arms = 3
with even worse problems for longer expressions.
<appendage:arms> doesn't need to be unique throughout the entire program
state; if <arms> is unique *within* class <human>, it's enough.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://intelligence.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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