quines and turing machines
thomas m farrelly
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 14:10:33 +0100
Long time no type! Well, I'm glad to see that you've got traffic. With all
these dead or dying periods that the TUNES project has outlived, and me, I
guess TUNES could be catagorized as immortal:) Progratulations!
And I have a question. What does a quine written on a turing machine look
like? Does anyone have examples? Is it possible to create one that starts
with an empty tape?
About quines: They are quite interesting programs. Legend has it that they
can be written in _any_ programming language. They are programs that produce
their own source code. I know there is a list of examples somewhere on the
internet, but I cant fint it now.
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