Quentin Anciaux wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Le Dimanche 20 Août 2006 05:17, Stathis Papaioannou a écrit :
> > Peter Jones writes (quoting SP):
> > > > What about an inputless computer program, running deterministically
> > > > like a recording. Would that count as a program at all,
> > >
> > > It would be a trivial case.
> >
> > Trivial does not mean false.
>
> It seems to me that the set of inputless programs contains the set of programs
> which have inputs. Because a program which have inputs could be written as
> the following inputless program :
>
> |HARDCODED INPUT||CODE|

Which could be further simplified into

|HARCODED OUTPUT|

But not most people would call that "data", not "programme".

(in any case, this kind of one-shot progamme is not a good
model of mind. A mind is more like a fuzzy-logic real-time system).


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