Kory Heath wrote:
> On Nov 23, 2008, at 11:24 AM, Brent Meeker wrote:
>> Kory Heath wrote:
>>> Or maybe I'm still misdiagnosing the problem. Is anyone arguing that,
>>> when you play back the lookup table like a movie, this counts as
>>> performing all of the Conway's Life computations a second time?
>> Why shouldn't it?
> Please see my recent response to Bruno. If we perform a complex  
> computation which results in placing the integer "5" into some memory  
> variable, and then later we copy the contents of that memory variable  
> to some other location in memory, in what sense are we re-performing  
> the original complex computation?

That's different since, ex hypothesi, the original calculation was complex.  So 
we can say just putting the answer, 5, in a register is not repeating the 
calculation based on some complexity measure of the process.


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