EricG wrote:Andrew, I'm in awe of the work that has gone into Golly, and I hope the following question doesn't sound cheeky coming from a newbie like me, but have you considered giving Golly built-in support for alternating rules?
I spent the past few hours looking at the patterns in this discussion using the old Golly and the new fixed version, and ended up duplicating a lot of what you and Andrew just did, (before noticing your recent messages
But I also wrote a Perl script that turns two "broken B0+H" rules into a RuleTable, and then used it to make RuleTables for the "B0156/S2H" and "B01245/S036H", which has that truly epic naturally-occurring spaceship. My RuleTables are a lot bigger than EricG's because I haven't found any documentation for the RuleTable language yet.
EricG, let me know if you're still interested in alternating rules, and I can smooth off some of the rough edges on the script.