palindromic C programs

adamm at BBNCCS.ARPA adamm at BBNCCS.ARPA
Thu Aug 30 01:44:26 AEST 1984

From:  Adam Moskowitz <adamm at BBNCCS.ARPA>

  If this keeps up, we're soon going to have "Life" games in which C
programs are the cells.  Each one dropping little copies of itself all over
memory until they take over the whole system.  Mutants will spawn FORTRAN
and Pascal and Modula-2 and (god forbid) Ada programs that go thru several
half-lives until they return to normalcy.  "Queen bee" programs will also
start cc's in the background and the whole system will quickly grind to a
halt, unless a oscillating, semi-stable pattern is reached. 



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