From: J. Andrew Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Oct 13 2009 - 10:27:51 MDT
On Oct 13, 2009, at 9:00 AM, John K Clark wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Oct 2009 "Stuart Armstrong" <email@example.com>
>> the clock is a very important extra.
> How is the time of day going to save you from infinite loops?
I don't know what Stuart had in mind, but a global, incrementing
integer can be used in computation protocols to detect non-localized
loop-like conditions in a strong manner. A clock that never returns
the same value twice (many real systems have this property) will work
for this purpose.
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