ALPACA

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Phantom Hoover
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ALPACA

Post by Phantom Hoover » September 25th, 2010, 7:58 am

ALPACA is a metalanguage for specifying near-arbitrary CAs, invented by Chris Pressey; It has some rather nice features, such as classes of states and fairly complex expressions specifying transitions. Currently, the only implementation is written in Perl and gives a rather crude, non-interactive terminal-based interface; however, it should be compilable into a RuleTree. I was wondering how easy it would be to do so.

The documentation can be found at http://catseye.tc/projects/alpaca/doc/w ... lpaca.html

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