Metaquines
A quine is a program that outputs its own source code, but can you create a 2 quine, a pair of programs that output each other with an A>B>A>B cycle? What about between different languages? Can you gzip your own source code? Is there a structured way to do this with theory? All these questions will be somewhat answered, in ways that will make your head hurt... mathamagical demos and over 9000 layers of metaness await!
Outline/Structure of the Talk
1. What is a quine?
2. How do you make a quine?
3. What is metaquine?
4. How do you make a thing that makes quines?
6. We do metamagic with metaquines, I then eat my own head.
Learning Outcome
Negative, you will leave realising you know less then you did before. You will be swelled with Socratic doubt.
Target Audience
Those interested in going one level more meta.
Prerequisites for Attendees
Some basic programming ability, and an openness to having your brain warped.
schedule Submitted 7 months ago
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