Who can do genetic programming with Python

Martijn Faassen m.faassen at vet.uu.nl
Fri Nov 23 20:19:52 CET 2001


Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
[snip]
> I myself in the past have used stack-based languages which are promising
> since even the constraint on program legality is dropped, provided you
> make certain concessions such as allowing a bottomless operand stack,
> having the key variables of the simulation available by means of special
> operators, etc.  With a suitable choice for environment, every sequence
> of legal operators is itself a legal program.

Cool; I've recently been thinking about that. Any results, info, etc, you
have on your experiments?

I've worked with a simple virtual machine designed to the same 
constraints too (every sequence of instructions is a legal program), 
but this VM didn't have a stack *or* a set of registers; instead there
were some instructions to move read/insert/delete heads onto their
own instruction set. This allowed me to write an ancestor replicator would
copy itself. That's different from genetic programming though, moving 
more towards artificial life.

Regards,

Martijn
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