[rfk-dev] I'll make a new vanilla NKI list

David Griffith dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu
Mon Nov 5 13:13:23 PST 2012

On Mon, 5 Nov 2012, Eric S. Raymond wrote:

> Peter A. H. Peterson <pedro at tastytronic.net>:
>> Quoting Stephen:
>>> ... I would be pretty okay with a special case allowing "Haven't you
>>> touched this before?" to appear a maximum of twice, on the other
>>> hand.
>> I agree with Leonard that this would be OK, and I get why it is funny,
>> but I'm not sure I think it would be an improvement. And, enabling it
>> would require a method to mark the "meta NKIs" allowed to be sourced
>> twice which adds complication to something that is otherwise pretty
>> elegant. It's not that it's hard, but I'm just not sure it's worth it.
> I think it isn't.
> But while we're talking new features, I have one in mind.  How about an
> object that, when the robot bumps it, teleports him to a random (empty)
> location?  Would be easy to do...

Easy to do, but I think it would overly complicate things.

David Griffith
dgriffi at cs.csubak.edu

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