[Coco] Conway's game of life
robert.gault at att.net
Sun Jul 31 17:05:07 EDT 2016
Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> I'm looking for a Rainbow article that implements the game of life in BASIC.
> I'm fairly sure I read such an article as a kid, but can't find it in the
> index or by doing text searches on scanned magazines. Maybe it was in a
> book? I found a couple assembly
> language articles, but nothing in BASIC. I'm mostly interested in the
> article text, not the
> program. Anybody remember?
I believe you want "The Meaning of Life" by William Barden, The Rainbow, June
1986, p. 196-205. There is a discussion of the "game" first introduced in
Scientific American, a listing for a Basic version, and a listing for an ml version.
Unfortunately the ml listing also includes the addresses and hexadecimal code so
you won't be able to cut and paste the source into an editor-assembler.
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