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Re: [zzdev] More Use Cases
- To: Brent Turcotte <brentt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [zzdev] More Use Cases
- From: "B. Fallenstein" <b.fallenstein@xxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 19:12:42 +0100
- Cc: zzdev@xxxxxxxxxx
- References: <22.214.171.124.20011027205650.4487c972@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Brent Turcotte wrote:
> - Possibility generator
> I mentioned this to Ted some years ago, but I wasn't clear.
> If you take some mathematical rules, and some basic data,
> then GZigZag could create temporary cells and dimensions
> that would represent possible cases for the situation.
Temporary cells? Virtual cells! ;o)
(At least, I got the impression at the HT'01 workshop that 'virtual
cells' was used in exactly this sense: cells and connections generated
by the computer, either to represent something external or through some
computation, and not stored on the disk.)
<< example snipped >>
> I see this as an experiment, a different way of looking
> at things. I'm not sure how useful it will be.
I think browsing all the possible ways to invoke a menu command will
actually be one important way to interface with ZigZag when using a
mouse. ;o) (I.e., you would browse till you find the exact parameters
you want, then you invoke that command.)
> Also, a possibility generator might be in the form of a
> specialized programming language rather than an applitude.
I don't quite understand this yet. I would imagine that you can use
practically any cellular language to program it. I would consider both
creating a "possibility space" (what should we call that? -- e.g. the
set of possible clothings from your example) and browsing one resulting
"possibility space" an applitude, or part of an applitude, depending on
what you're doing...