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Re: Minimal.DB

>Pascal> The question is, "What is truly minimal?"  Some might
>Pascal> argue that LambdaCore is minimal.  Others posit that
>Pascal> ZenMOO ( is minimal, but which
>I think the concept here was minimal in the mathematical sense of
>operators.  Such a minimal.db would have the smallest possible number
>of objects, and those objects would be as simple as possible, such
I propose therefore, a core with zero objects.  This fits all your criteria.

>that a virtual world with evolvable dynamic behaviour could be
>developed from that minimal.db without recourse to "external" means.
Oh, in that case, minimal.db is much too minimal.  You would need a core
that would develop itself, since wizards, programmers and builders are all
"external" "means".  I wrote an AI program a few years back which I might
port to MOO.  I could even use it in the upcoming T'Hung'AMOO release.
I could also release the AI core!  Thank you for the ideas.
T. Pascal, King of Pascal    | "`Mother' is the name for God on the lips and
4527 Avocado St.             |  hearts of children everywhere.  Morphine is
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ZenMOO creator and maintainer|    Brandon Lee (R.I.P.) as The Crow


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