Friday, October 19, 2018

Proposal: [Special Case] After the Horse

Reaches quorum, 5-0. Enacted by pokes.

Adminned at 20 Oct 2018 15:55:20 UTC

Add a new dynastic rule called “Proposal Enactment” as follows:

During the current dynasty, enacting a Proposal is an atomic action.

Reword the sentence in the rule “Atomic Actions [Active]” that begins “When an Activist performs an Atomic Action, they must complete all its steps…” as follows:

When an Activist performs an Atomic Action, they must complete all its steps; they must complete them in order; and they may not take any other dynastic action, or achieve victory, until all such steps are complete.

Belatedly, I’m realizing that because “Resting Energy” didn’t have a [Victory] tag, there’s an argument to be made that it wasn’t a valid way of Kevan achieving victory by means of its enactment. Too late now, but I’d like to slap a few more lengths of tape on that barn door. “Proposal Enactment” is a dynastic rule because I think it’s something to test out before moving to core.

Comments

Kevan:

10-19-2018 18:47:38 UTC

The addition of “all such steps are considered to take place simultaneously” sounds like a bit of a logjam - even just scrolling back a few proposals, Resting Energy would have required the simultaneous application of “change the default from 0 to 1” and “set values to the default”. What is the default at that single simultaneous moment?

Brendan:

10-19-2018 19:00:42 UTC

[Kevan] Hmm, fair point. I think it’s worth trying to have them <i>considered<i> to be simultaneous after the fact, which is kind of the point of atomic actions—to make all steps one thing—but I’ll remove that bit for now.

Kevan:

10-19-2018 19:22:29 UTC

for

derrick:

10-19-2018 20:23:22 UTC

for

pokes:

10-19-2018 21:05:02 UTC

for

Trigon:

10-19-2018 21:11:02 UTC

for