Sunday, May 20, 2007

Proposal: Tinkering V2

Times out and reaches Quorum, 5-1.—Rodney

Adminned at 23 May 2007 10:36:16 UTC

This proposal makes the machine work in slightly more efficient ways, by ignoring initiated parts whose initiation has no effect.  It also clarifies the order of operations within a row.

In Rule 2.3.3, replace the text

# Step 4 - The parts on the Machine Parts page are examined in order from top to bottom. The first part whose Initiator conditions are met has its Effects carried out as indicated.

with:

# Step 4 - The parts on the Machine Parts page are examined in order from top to bottom and left to right. The first part, if any, whose Initiator conditions are met has its Effects carried out as indicated.  If this has no effect on the state of the Machine or any part thereof, repeat this step starting from the position of that part.

 

Comments

Amnistar:

05-20-2007 23:18:28 UTC

for

spikebrennan:

05-21-2007 12:06:38 UTC

for

Chivalrybean:

05-21-2007 16:48:30 UTC

for

BobTHJ:

05-21-2007 18:30:19 UTC

against In case you didn’t notice, the Machine Parts page is simply a list of parts that are contained in the machine, and therefore parts are not listed left to right, only top to bottom.

I think you are thinking of the Workbench page. However, I highly dislike sequencing part initiation based on Workbench position as this can change. I think it is better to keep it based upon the order the parts were added to the machine on the Machine Parts page.

Bucky:

05-21-2007 19:29:06 UTC

BobTHJ: Yes it’s a mistake.  However, due to its nature it does not affect machine function at all.

It has the side effect of still working even if the format of the Machine Parts page somehow changes, so I’ll leave it in.

Axeling:

05-22-2007 19:13:39 UTC

imperial