Transparent lane

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A transparent lane is a path through a signal-producing circuit that can be used to merge signal streams. The signal is usually a standard spaceship such as a glider. It can either be produced by the circuit, or it can come from elsewhere, passing safely through on the same lane without interacting with the circuit. A good example is the NW31 converter, which has two glider outputs on transparent lanes, as shown below.

x = 50, y = 60, rule = B3/S23 49bo$47b2o$48b2o34$2o$bo$bobo$2b2o3$29b2o$23b2o3b2o$23b2o5bo2$2bo$2bob o$2b3o$4bo9$13b2o$13b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBNAIL THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GPS 60 LOOP 250 ZOOM 10 X -12 Y 12 PAUSE 2 AUTOSTART HEIGHT 480 ]]
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The optional third output shown in the NW31 article is non-transparent, because the upper eater 1 catalyst would get in the way of a passing glider on the same lane.

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