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Re: language translator help

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: language translator help
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 12:29:18 GMT
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Thien-Thi Nguyen <address@hidden> wrote:
> if a tree falls in the forest and your seismograph is broken or too far
> away to detect it, would you ask the tree to fall again?

No, I'd find someone who was there.  You're the only person in this case who
I can be sure was there, but you don't want to provide data.  Therefore,
there is little possibility to gather data on this event and we are left
working from prior beliefs.  My prior belief is that the events probably did
not occur.  Am I a good Bayesian?  Probably not.

> why would the tree want to do that?  take a library-sciences course if you
> want to improve your research skillz...

There's a reply to that, but it's not polite.

> is there a way to safeguard against this danger?

State the opinions before acting upon them, but I can't find that that has

>    Stuff that breaks non-bug compatibility during a stable series is
>    particularly unimportant because such things should not be introduced
>    during a stable series.
> how do you judge compatibility (w/o using the word "compatible")?

Do interfaces change?  ie, Do returns change for the same calls?  Are new
calls introduced?  Are calls removed?

>    > could you describe your personal prioritization scheme (as it
>    > relates to guile / in general)?
>    "Heuristic."
> that's a given.  what kind of heuristic?

A genetic algorithm, most likely ;-)

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