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Cleaning up the Glider-Producing Switch Engine

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Cleaning up the Glider-Producing Switch Engine

Postby Gamedziner » July 16th, 2018, 5:24 pm

I originally came up with this idea when I looked at the wiki page on rakes. When I saw the part claiming that ships produced parallel from a rake could not be emitted by a gun, I thought of the glider-producing switch engine and wanted to turn it into a rake. Though I later found out that parallel rakes, both orthogonal (see http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=29279#p29279) and diagonal (see http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=&p=54784#p54784), have already been made, I still wanted to finish what I had started. I figured I might as well make the contribution a little less useless, so I kept the glider lane completely clear. With all that said, here's the result:
x = 909, y = 863, rule = B3/S23
38b2o$38b2o4$41bobo$40bo3bo$39bo5bo$28bo10b3o4bo$27b2obo9bob2obo$28bob
2o$29bo7$19bobo$20bo$19bo20bo$18b2o13b2o5bo$18b2o13b2o10b3o$10bob2obo
30bo20bo$6b6o3bo22bo6b3o18bo3bo$5bo4bobo25b4o4b5o16bo2bo$5bo5bo2b2o21b
o3b4ob2o20b2o$b2o3bob2obo2b2o22bo4b2o22b2o$obo6bo4b2o30b2o$2o11b2o52bo
bo$69bo$81b2o$21b3o57b2o$13b2o6bo2bo$13b2o6bo13b3o$34bo2b2o$24bobob2o
4bo2bob2o$11b2o12b2o3bo6bobob2o$11b2o13b4o7bobo2bo$21b3o3b2o8bo4bo40b
2o$37bo3bo41b3o$38b3o41bo2bo$83bo3bo$84bob3o$86b2o$85b3o$85b2o$85bo$
86b2o3$60b2obo7b3o$60b4o8b2o$59bo3bo5b2o3bo9bo$60b3o7bobobo9b2o$60b3o
9b2o10bo2bo$48b2o12bo$48b2o35bobo$86bo$33b2o$32bobo$32b2o3$56b2o$51b2o
3b2o10b3o$51b2o15b4o$67bo3b2o59b2o$72bo2b3o54b2o$43b2o22b2ob2o3bobo$
43b2o23b4o3b3o$69bo3$129bobo3bo$124b3o9b2o$124bo2b2o4b2obobo$124b2ob4o
4b4o$126b3o8$114b2o$112b2obobo$112b2o4bob2o5b2o$113bo2b2o9b2o3b4o$109b
2o20b2ob2o$65b2o42b3o19b2o3bo2b3o$64bobo32b2o4b2obo22b2ob2o$64b2o33b2o
4bo2bo24bo5bobo$106b2o32bo$106b2o2$83b2o$83b2o2$107b2o$75b2o25b2o3b2o
7b2o$75b2o25b2o12bobo10b3o$115bo$116bo2bo3bo5bo3bo$119bo2bobo5b4o$117b
3o3bo9bo$118b2o13$132b2o$132b2o2$97b2o38bo$96bobo37b2o$96b2o38bobo4$
115b2o$115b2o3$107b2o25b2o75b2o$107b2o25b2o76b2obo$214bo$212b3o$212bo$
213bo$213bo$226b2o$226b2o7$228bobo$227bo2bo$227bo2b2o$228b3ob2o$164b2o
64bo2bo$164b2o2$129b2o98bo2bo$128bobo99bobo$128b2o101bo2$217bo$205bo2b
o7bobo$147b2o55bo3b2o5bo3bo$147b2o55bo3bo5b2obobo9b2o$204bo3bo5b2obobo
8b3o$205bo2bo7b3o10b2o$139b2o25b2o25b2o12bo23bo$139b2o25b2o25b2o36bo$
231bo6$201b2o11bo$201b2o10bo2bo$212bo4bo$213b2o2bo3bo$212b2obobo2bobo$
212b2o3bobo3bo$212bo3bo3bobo$203bo9b2o6bo$195b3o4bobo$202b2o$199bo$
199bo$192b2o5bo$192b2o$161b2o$160bobo$160b2o4$179b2o$179b2o$280b2o$
280b2o$171b2o25b2o$171b2o25b2o$274bobo$274bobo$275bo2$273b2o13b2o$273b
2o13b2o$268b2o$264b3ob3o$262bo4bobo$260bo3bob2obo$265bo3bo$260bobo6bo$
263bobo3bo$235bo25b3o2bo$227b3o4bobo$234b2o24bo2bo$231bo27bo2b2o$231bo
15bobo9bo2b4o24b2o$224b2o5bo16b3obo7b2o4bo22bob2o$224b2o18b3ob3obo9bo
26bo2bob2o$193b2o50bob2o12bo5bo22bobobobo$192bobo51b2o14bo3bo25bo3b2o$
192b2o53bo15b3o26b2ob2o$293b3o$294bo2$211b2o$211b2o67bo$279b2o$255b2o
5b3o14bobo$203b2o25b2o23b2o5bobo15bo$203b2o25b2o29bo2bo14bobo$261b2obo
14bobo28b2o$261bo2bo45b2o2$277b5o$264bo11bob4o29bo$262b3o10bo34bo2bo$
276b2o35bo$298b2ob2o5bo9bo$279b3o14b2o4bo4bo11bo$303b2o3bo4bo5bo$263bo
32bo4bob2o4b6o3bo$263bo33b2o2bob2o6bob2o$263bo34bo2bo2$259b3o3b3o2$
263bo$263bo27b3o$256b2o5bo$256b2o31b2o$225b2o62bo4bo$224bobo62bo17b2o
7bobo$224b2o55bo8bo2bo13b2obo3b2obo$281b2o9bo13b2ob5ob2o3b2o$281bobo
25bob2obobo3b2o$284b4o21b3o4bob2o2bo$243b2o40b5o19bo7bobobo$243b2o40bo
2b2o4bo24bobo$293b3o$292b2o2bo$235b2o25b2o28b2ob2o$235b2o25b2o31b3o$
293bob2o12bo$285b2o5bo2bo14b2o$285b2o8bo11b2o$292bobo13bobo$293bo14b2o
44b2o$308bo45b2o$294bo11bobo$294bo11bo2bo$294bo13b2o45bo$309bo44bo2bo$
311b3o43bo$342b2ob2o5bo9bo$340b2o4bo4bo11bo$347b2o3bo4bo5bo$340bo4bob
2o4b6o3bo$341b2o2bob2o6bob2o$342bo2bo2$288b2o$288b2o8bo$257b2o33bo4bob
o$256bobo33bo4bobo35b3o$256b2o34bo5bo$333b2o$294b3o36bo4bo$333bo17b2o
7bobo$275b2o48bo8bo2bo13b2obo3b2obo$275b2o48b2o9bo13b2ob5ob2o3b2o$325b
obo25bob2obobo3b2o$328b4o21b3o4bob2o2bo24b2o$267b2o47b2o11b5o19bo7bobo
bo25b2o$267b2o47b2o11bo2b2o4bo24bobo$337b3o45b2o$336b2o2bo44bobo$336b
2ob2o40b2o4bo$339b3o38bo3b3o$337bob2o12bo26bo4bo$329b2o5bo2bo14b2o27b
2o14b2o$329b2o8bo11b2o30bo15b2o$336bobo13bobo25bo2bo$337bo14b2o25bob2o
$352bo25b2o$338bo11bobo25bobo$338bo11bo2bo27bo$338bo13b2o25b2o$353bo
22b2o$355b3o18bo$403bo$401bo2bo$375bo25bo3bo$320b2o52bobo23bo4bo$320b
2o8bo42bo3bo22bo3b2o$289b2o33bo4bobo41bo3b2o22bo2bo$288bobo33bo4bobo
40b2obo2bo23b2o$288b2o34bo5bo41bobo2bo$371b2obobo$326b3o44bo2bo27bo$
375bo26b2ob2o$307b2o79b2o14bo$307b2o78b3o$387bobob3o2$299b2o47b2o16b2o
23bobo$299b2o47b2o16b2o23b2o2$391bo28b2o$390bobo27b2o$391bo$414b2o$
414bobo$374b2o34bo2bo2bo$374b2o33bo3b3o$389bo22bo2bo$387b2ob2o20b2o14b
2o$390b3o18b2o15b2o$409b2obo$390b3o14b2ob2o$391bo15bo2bo$407bobo$410bo
$409bo$405b2o$352b2o51b2o$352b2o8bo$321b2o33bo4bobo67bobo$320bobo33bo
4bobo40bo24b2o2b2o$320b2o34bo5bo40b3o23b2o3b2o$385b2o15b2ob3o21b2o2b2o
$358b3o24b2o15bo2b3o22b2ob2o$401bo3bobo23b2o$339b2o62bob2o$339b2o59b2o
bob2o$401b3obo26b3o$432bobo$331b2o47b2o34bobo13b3o$331b2o47b2o34bo4bo$
416bob2obo$419b2obo$395b2o23bo$395b2o23b2o$420b2o23bo2b2o$420bo24bo2b
2o$419bobo23bob2obo$420bo23b2o2$444bo2b2o$403b2o40b4o$403b2o42bo$417b
3o39b2o$417bo3bo37b2o$418b2obo2$419b3o$419b3o$384b2o$384b2o8bo$353b2o
33bo4bobo$352bobo33bo4bobo66b2o$352b2o34bo5bo67bo2bo$462bo3bo$390b3o
70b3o2$371b2o$371b2o41b3o43bobo$459bo3bo$464b2o$363b2o47b2o45bo5bo$
363b2o47b2o29bo15bo6bo$444bo3bo11b2o4bo$439b2o3bo4b2obo13bo$439bo3bo2b
o2b2obo9bo3bo$439bobo3b4o3bo9bo3bo$440b2o3b2o16bobo$426b2o35b3o$426b2o
7$434b2o$434b2o$446b2o2bo$446bo2bo$448bobo3b2o43b2o$416b2o28b3o5bo44b
2o$416b2o8bo19bo7bo$385b2o33bo4bobo26bo37b3o$384bobo33bo4bobo64bo2bo$
384b2o34bo5bo68b2o$491b2ob2o$422b3o66bo2b2o$507b2o$403b2o83bo18b2o$
403b2o81b3o$485bo3b2o$445bo39bo3b2o$395b2o47bobo$395b2o47b2o41bobo$
488bo$484b2o$484b2o$512bo$483bo25bo3bo$482b2o24bo5bo$481bobo25b2ob2o2$
480bobo3b2o21bo$479bo2bo3b2o21b4o$479bo30bobo$478bo4bobo26bo$479bo2b2o
27b3o$480b2o28b2ob2o$495b4o12b3o$495bo3b2o11bo$495bo4bo$496b3o$448b2o
18b2o4b2o48b3o$448b2o8bo9b2o4b2o47b3ob2o$417b2o33bo4bobo37b3o28bo$416b
obo33bo4bobo37b2o25b5o$416b2o34bo5bo13b2o24bo25b2ob2o$472b2o25bo24b3o$
454b3o$539b2o$435b2o45b2o55b2o$435b2o45b2o12b2o$496b2o$477bo18bobo$
427b2o47bobo17b3o$427b2o47b2o19bo2bo$497b2ob2o$498bobo39bobo$499bo40bo
4bo$540bob2obo$543b2obo$544bo$544b2o$544b2o$544bo$543bobo$544bo38b2o$
530bo52b2o$529b2o$528bo3bo$517bo10bo2b3o$515b2o10bo2bo3bo6b3o33b2o$
517bobobo11bo7bo3bo30bo2bo$519bobo6bo13b2obo30bo2bo$480b2o24b2o23bo46b
o12b2o$480b2o8bo15b2o35b3o31bo13b2o$449b2o33bo4bobo11bo39b3o22bobo$
448bobo33bo4bobo10bobo62b2obobo$448b2o34bo5bo11b2o64bo$570bo3bo$486b3o
77b2o2bo3bo$566b3o3b2o$467b2o45b2o50b2o4bo$467b2o45b2o11b4o$526bob5obo
$509bo21b2ob2o30b2o$459b2o47bobo16bobob2obobo25b4o2bo24b2o$459b2o47b2o
16bo3b2o3b3o23bo31b4o$525bobo2b3obobo25bobo3bo28bo$526bo7b2o10b2o14b2o
bo27b3obob2o$534bo13bo15b5o24bo3bo3bo$569bo23bo4bo2bo$565b3obo27bo3bo$
566b3o25b2o4bo$567bo31bo$596b3o2$581b3o$565b3o16b2o$558b2o4bo2bo12bo$
558b2o4b3obo12b2ob2o$564bo$556bo10b2o$556bo7bob2o13b3o$556bo9bo13bo$
566bo12bo4bo$512b2o52b2o10bo5bo$512b2o8bo42bo2bo9bo5bo41b2o$481b2o33bo
4bobo11bo30b2o11bo2b2o42b2o$480bobo33bo4bobo10bobo45bobo$480b2o34bo5bo
11b2o47bo$583bo$518b3o100b2o$620b2obo$499b2o119bo2b2o$499b2o118b2o2b2o
9b2o$619bo14b2o$541bo75b2o$491b2o47bobo70bobo2bo$491b2o47b2o70b2obo$
611b2o2bo$612bo2bo$606b3o4b2o$606bob2o$606bo2b2o$602bo4b4o$602bo3bobo$
595bo10b2o$594bob2o9b2o$593bo4bo7b2ob2o25b2o$592b2ob5o10bo25bobo$587bo
5bobo3bo9bobo24bobob2o$586bobo5bo45b2o$586bobo22b2o24b2ob2o$587bo$611b
2o3$544b2o$544b2o8bo72bo$513b2o33bo4bobo11bo33b2o20bo2bobo$512bobo33bo
4bobo10bobo32b2o7bo11bo2bobo$512b2o34bo5bo11b2o40b2o2bo9b2o$607bo14b2o
bo$550b3o53b2o2bo11b2o2b2o$609bo3bo9b5o$531b2o75b2o13b3obo$531b2o76bob
o$610bo12b3ob3o$573bo50bobobo$523b2o47bobo50b3o$523b2o47b2o52bo11$680b
3o$619bo59b3ob2o$618bobo63bo$618bobo59b5o$619bo60b2ob2o$680b3o2$695b2o
$576b2o117b2o$576b2o8bo$545b2o33bo4bobo11bo$544bobo33bo4bobo10bobo$
544b2o34bo5bo11b2o2$582b3o$696bobo$563b2o131bo4bo$563b2o131bob2obo$
699b2obo$605bo94bo$555b2o47bobo93b2o$555b2o47b2o94b2o$700bo$699bobo$
700bo48b2o$686bo62b2o$685b2o$684bo3bo$673bo10bo2b3o$671b2o10bo2bo3bo6b
3o52bo$673bobobo11bo7bo3bo48b4o$675bobo6bo13b2obo36bo2bo7b2ob2o$662b2o
23bo49bo3bo6bo4bo3b2o$651bo10b2o35b3o35bo4bo6b4o3b2o$650bobo46b3o35bo
4bo7b3o$650bobo85bo3bo$651bo87bobo4$608b2o60b2o$608b2o8bo46b2o3b2o11b
4o$577b2o33bo4bobo11bo33b2o15bob5obo39b2o$576bobo33bo4bobo10bobo54b2ob
2o37bo2bo$576b2o34bo5bo11b2o51bobob2obobo36bo2bo24bo$682bo3b2o3b3o36bo
bo11b2o10bobo$614b3o64bobo2b3obobo51b2o9bo$682bo7b2o62bo2bo$595b2o93bo
28b3o25b5o2bo2bo$595b2o119b2o4b2o23bo6bo2bob3o$720bo27b4o3b2o$637bo78b
2o4bo2b3o$587b2o47bobo82b4o$587b2o47b2o81b3ob2obo$725bo6b3o$732bo2bo
45b2o$731bo3bo45b2o$724b2o5b4o12bo$724b2o6bo14bob2o$746bobob2o$740bo4b
3o4b2o21b2o$739bobo3b3obo2bo2bo18bo2bo$746bo2b3o3bo18bo2bo$732b3o20bo
20bo12b2o$748b4ob2o20bo13b2o$683bo65bo2bo13bobo$682bobo42b2o23bo12b2ob
obo$682bobo42b2o21b2o14bo$683bo84bo3bo$764b2o2bo3bo$764b3o3b2o$764b2o
4bo$640b2o$640b2o8bo46b2o$609b2o33bo4bobo11bo33b2o65b2o$608bobo33bo4bo
bo10bobo95b4o2bo24b2o$608b2o34bo5bo11b2o95bo31b4o$760bobo3bo28bo$646b
3o95b2o14b2obo27b3obob2o$746bo15b5o24bo3bo3bo$627b2o138bo23bo4bo2bo$
627b2o134b3obo27bo3bo$746bo17b3o25b2o4bo$669bo76b3o16bo31bo$619b2o47bo
bo74bo2bo45b3o$619b2o47b2o76b2o$779b3o$763b3o16b2o$756b2o4bo2bo12bo$
756b2o4b3obo12b2ob2o$762bo$765b2o$762bob2o13b3o$764bo13bo$764bo12bo4bo
$764b2o10bo5bo$763bo2bo9bo5bo$715bo48b2o11bo2b2o$714bobo42b2o19bobo$
714bobo42b2o20bo$715bo65bo4$672b2o$672b2o8bo46b2o$641b2o33bo4bobo11bo
33b2o$640bobo33bo4bobo10bobo$640b2o34bo5bo11b2o2$678b3o2$659b2o$659b2o
2$701bo76bo$651b2o47bobo75bo$651b2o47b2o76bo5$814b2o$814b2o4$808b2o$
807bo2bo$747bo59bo2bo$746bobo42b2o16bo12b2o$746bobo42b2o15bo13b2o$747b
o51bobo$798b2obobo$799bo$801bo3bo$704b2o91b2o2bo3bo$704b2o8bo46b2o34b
3o3b2o$673b2o33bo4bobo11bo33b2o34b2o4bo$672bobo33bo4bobo10bobo$672b2o
34bo5bo11b2o$797b2o$710b3o80b4o2bo24b2o$792bo31b4o$691b2o100bobo3bo28b
o$691b2o84b2o14b2obo27b3obob2o$779bo15b5o24bo3bo3bo$733bo66bo23bo4bo2b
o$683b2o47bobo61b3obo27bo3bo$683b2o47b2o63b3o25b2o4bo$798bo31bo$827b3o
2$812b3o$796b3o16b2o$789b2o4bo2bo12bo$789b2o4b3obo12b2ob2o$795bo$798b
2o$795bob2o13b3o$797bo13bo$779bo17bo12bo4bo$778bobo16b2o10bo5bo$778bob
o15bo2bo9bo5bo$779bo17b2o11bo2b2o$813bobo$814bo$814bo$736b2o132b2o$
736b2o8bo52bo70b2o$705b2o33bo4bobo11bo38bobo$704bobo33bo4bobo10bobo36b
obo$704b2o34bo5bo11b2o37b2o$782b2o$742b3o36bobo90bo$782bo82b2o6b3o$
723b2o136b2ob3o4b2obobo$723b2o135b3ob2o10b2o$861b2ob3o4bo4bo$765bo98b
2o6b4o$715b2o47bobo107bo$715b2o47b2o4$852bo$851b4o$851bob2o$850b2o$
850b2o13b2o3bo$865b2o2bobob2o$847bo3bo19bo2b2o2bo$843b4o3bo23bo2b3o$
811bo25b2o3bobo23bo2bo2b4ob2o$810bobo24b2o2b2o26bobo5b3o$810bobo29b3ob
2o22bo7bo$811bo31b3o4$768b2o$768b2o8bo52bo13b2o$737b2o33bo4bobo11bo38b
obo12b2o6b3o$736bobo33bo4bobo10bobo36bobo21bo2bo9b4o16bo$736b2o34bo5bo
11b2o37b2o22bo2bo2b2o5b2ob3o13bobo$814b2o37bo2bo2b3o6b2ob2o12bo$774b3o
36bobo38bo4bo2bo10bo15bo$814bo39b2o14b3o$755b2o114bo18bo$755b2o131b2o
2$797bo101b2o$747b2o47bobo100b2o$747b2o47b2o5$898b2o$897bobo5bo$859bo
37bo7bo$859bo37b3o5bo$833bo3bo21bo$832b2o3b2o$831b2o5b2o63bo$832b2o3b
2o$833b5o65bo$834b3o66b2o$835bo67b2o$831bo$830bobo53b3obo$830b2o53bobo
6bo$800b2o71bobo2b2o5bobo2b4obo$800b2o8bo62bo2b2o7b2o2b2o2bobo3b2ob3o$
769b2o33bo4bobo11bo37bo11bo2b2o2bo6bobo4bo4b2obo3bo$768bobo33bo4bobo
10bobo35bobo11b2o2bobo19bobo3bo$768b2o34bo5bo11b2o35bo2bo3b2o32bo7bo$
846b2o12b2o4b2o33b3obo2bo$806b3o36bobo56bo3bo$846bo55bo4bo$787b2o113bo
3bo$787b2o114b3o2$829bo$779b2o47bobo43b2o17b2o$779b2o47b2o44b2o16bo2bo
$886bo4bo$884bo2bo2bo$884bo2bo2bo4b2o$884bo5bo4bob2o$867b2o16bobo4b3ob
o$867b2o16bobo10$863bo$862bobo$862b2o$832b2o$832b2o8bo$801b2o33bo4bobo
11bo24bo$800bobo33bo4bobo10bobo22bobo$800b2o34bo5bo11b2o24b2o2$838b3o
2$819b2o$819b2o$891b2o$861bo15b2o12b2o$811b2o47bobo14b2o$811b2o47b2o2$
873b2o$873b2o$885b4o3bo$885b3obob2o6b2o$887bobo3bo5b2o$886bo3b2o$881bo
b2o$871b2o4b2obobo$871b2o4b2ob3o$879b2o6$879b2o$879b2o8bo$888bobo$887b
2obo10b2o$892bo7bobob2o$889bo3b4o6b3o$890bobo2b2o7b2o$891bo!

I'm aware that this is not the most efficient cleanup, but I have no plans of making improvements.
P.S.:I found each destruction by placing corderships near the debris and observing the results; Golly is the only program I used for this.
EDIT: This was actually a pretty fun challenge. I recommend it for anyone who has half a dozen hours to spare.
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