From: Bradley Thomas (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Oct 13 2009 - 21:03:27 MDT
Right. I'm not saying my desktop PC ever has to return to a particular prior
state (or halt). It only has to eventually return to *some* prior state.
That prior state may (or may not) be the state it was in before I started
writing the novel.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of John K Clark
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 10:50 PM
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On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 "Bradley Thomas" <firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> *My point is that any real algorithm in any real computer is
> automatically in an infinite loop. In the sense that it has to return
> to a prior state sooner or later
What on earth are you talking about? You start the Microsoft Word program
and write a novel with. When you are finished the program does not "have" to
return to the original state it was in before you started writing, as a
matter of fact I think you'd be a little annoyed at Microsoft if it did.
John K Clark
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