If the program could write itself, what would it write itself to do?
with just one more pair of square brackets needed to push them over the edge!
Quotewith just one more pair of square brackets needed to push them over the edge! LISP uses round parentheses, hence the acronym Lots of Infuriating Silly Parentheses
I suspect that if such a program could be written, it would be done using 'LISP'.LISP is (or has been) much used for 'Expert Systems'. I had a look at it years ago, but left it feeling that it could push a person to the edge of insanity - with just one more pair of square brackets needed to push them over the edge!Jim
if the code does not compile it will try something else except instead of making mistakes it can not only generate code compile it and then execute it to perform new tasks and call new instructions if it could learn to program and learn new ways ...
Would you really be happy flying in a Jumbo Jet, whose inflight navigation system passed the test: "it compiled without errors" ? Or even, whose captain "passed the test by answering all the questions correctly".