Evolution

October 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Evolution is a deceptively simple algorithm for finding clever
solutions to complex problems. The rules are simple:
– diversify
– select
– amplify
– recur

Although people are used to thinking of evolution in a biological
context, the principal works quite well in computer science. Lisp, in
particular, makes it trivial to have the program “look” at at itself
and change itself – dynamically. This is hard to do in c and java.
Languages should not be judged by their raw speed and power, but in
their ability to change and adapt.

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