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Author: Mencius Moldbug [moldbug@gmail.com]
Date: 9/15/2008
Version: 10K
1. Introduction
This file defines one function, "nock."
nock is in the public domain.
2. Data
A "noun" is either an "atom" or a "cell." An "atom" is an unsigned
integer of any size. A "cell" is an ordered pair of any two nouns,
the "head" and "tail."
3. Semantics
nock maps one noun to another. It doesn't always terminate.
4. Pseudocode
nock is defined in a pattern-matching pseudocode, below.
Brackets enclose cells. [a b c] is [a [b c]].
5. Definition
5.1 Transformations
*[a [b c] d] => [*[a b c] *[a d]]
*[a 0 b] => /[b a]
*[a 1 b] => [b]
*[a 2 b c d] => *[a 3 [0 1] 3 [1 c d] [1 0] 3 [1 2 3] [1 0] 5 5 b]
*[a 3 b] => **[a b]
*[a 4 b] => &*[a b]
*[a 5 b] => ^*[a b]
*[a 6 b] => =*[a b]
*[a] => *[a]
5.2 Operators
5.2.1 Goto [*]
*[a] -> nock[a]
5.2.2 Deep [&]
&[a b] -> 0
&[a] -> 1
5.2.4 Bump [^]
^[a b] -> ^[a b]
^[a] -> (a + 1)
5.2.5 Like [=]
=[a a] -> 0
=[a b] -> 1
=[a] -> =[a]
5.2.6 Snip [/]
/[1 a] -> a
/[2 a b] -> a
/[3 a b] -> b
/[(a + a) b] -> /[2 /[a b]]
/[(a + a + 1) b] -> /[3 /[a b]]
/[a] -> /[a]
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