Consistency — and Completeness — are Overrated

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I know I’ve hinted at these thoughts before, and I may have even explicitly declared them in a few posts.  But, for the record, I believe that neither Consistency nor Completeness are worthwhile ideals for any axiomatic system.  In fact, I believe that our own universe is just an asymptotically consistent and complete system.  (Again, […]

An Introduction to The Associator Pattern

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I finally started to implement Sentient a few weeks ago.  One of the key patterns that I’m using throughout the code base is what I have dubbed as the “Associator” pattern.  One can think of an Associator as any function of the form:

That is, an Associator is a function that accepts any number […]