The RLE documentation is wrong
Posted: May 23rd, 2017, 3:07 am
The documentation on the RLE format states that values for many-state rules should start with '.' for 0, 'A' for 1, and go up to 'X' for 24. Then they count up from 'pA' for 25 to 'pX' for 48, 'qA'=49, 'qZ'=72. Wait, 'qZ'? If it gets to Z, it would have to be state 74. And this is incongruent with what golly produces:
"qWqXrArB". There is no 'qY' or 'qZ'. That's a simple typo though, I'm more interested in knowing why it only counts up to X instead of Z in the first place. That seems pointless; you're just wasting two good letters (not that we don't already have more than enough combinations for all the states), and why start at 'p'?
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x = 256, y = 1, rule = 2/2/256 .ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXpApBpCpDpEpFpGpHpIpJpKpLpMpNpOpPpQpRpSpTpUpV pWpXqAqBqCqDqEqFqGqHqIqJqKqLqMqNqOqPqQqRqSqTqUqVqWqXrArBrCrDrErFrGrHrI rJrKrLrMrNrOrPrQrRrSrTrUrVrWrXsAsBsCsDsEsFsGsHsIsJsKsLsMsNsOsPsQsRsSsT sUsVsWsXtAtBtCtDtEtFtGtHtItJtKtLtMtNtOtPtQtRtStTtUtVtWtXuAuBuCuDuEuFuG uHuIuJuKuLuMuNuOuPuQuRuSuTuUuVuWuXvAvBvCvDvEvFvGvHvIvJvKvLvMvNvOvPvQvR vSvTvUvVvWvXwAwBwCwDwEwFwGwHwIwJwKwLwMwNwOwPwQwRwSwTwUwVwWwXxAxBxCxDxE xFxGxHxIxJxKxLxMxNxOxPxQxRxSxTxUxVxWxXyAyByCyDyEyFyGyHyIyJyKyLyMyNyO!