Re: [stella] And now, for my next trick...

Subject: Re: [stella] And now, for my next trick...
From: Erik Mooney <emooney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 04:35:20 -0500
>At 7:08 PM +0100 3/8/01, Thomas Jentzsch wrote:
>>BTW: I remember a lot of different rules for Life, what
>>are the original ones?
>2-3-3-3 if I remember right...  Meaning 2 or 3 surrounding
>live cells would sustain life, and 3 or 3 (min/max, not
>redundant in other rules) surrounding live cells will spawn
>life.  I should be able to dig out some old newsletters to
>confirm this if need be.  I think other "reasonable" rules
>may have been stated in an issue or two, but many other
>numbers are unstable.

FWIW, that's the way I remember classic Life too, and that's how the Life
in the Microsoft Entertainment Pack (the version I'm most familiar with)
works.  And I think you typoed - it's 3 cells adjacent to an empty (not
live) cell that spawns life.

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