20 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2022
    1. “ Communication is . . . autopoietic insofar as it can only beproduced in a recursive relationship to other communications, that is to say, only in anetwork, to the reproduction of which each individual communication contributes.”42
      1. Luhmann, Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft , 82f.
  2. Apr 2021
    1. Opening "xterm" in "iSH" is like starting a new virtual terminal from a virtual terminal you are already in ("iSH").
  3. Mar 2021
    1. Note that autosave will only trigger for already-persisted association records if the records themselves have been changed. This is to protect against SystemStackError caused by circular association validations.
  4. Feb 2021
    1. Self-referential statements are sometimes paradoxical, and can also be considered recursive.
    1. if you just want to add timeout as an additional option for the entire existing script, you can make it test for the timeout-option, and then make it call it self recursively without that option.
  5. Jan 2021
    1. The <svelte:self> element allows a component to include itself, recursively. It cannot appear at the top level of your markup; it must be inside an if or each block to prevent an infinite loop.
    1. I don't know what I'd expect this to do, if not create an infinite loop. You're asking Svelte to do something before every update, and one of the things you're asking it to do is to flush any pending changes and trigger an update.
  6. Oct 2020
    1. I think the bind:this={things[f.name]} invalidates f (perhaps erroneously?) which then invalidates foo, which causes the infinite loop.
  7. Nov 2019
    1. p. 125 :

      Chaque chose <mark>(la glace du miroir par exemple)</mark> équivalait à une <mark>infinité de choses</mark>, parce que je la voyais clairement de tous les points de l’univers.

      Borges souligne la récursion de l’infini dans chaque chose (ce qui n’est pas sans évoquer les monades de Leibniz).

      Il a recours au « miroir », exemple concret par excellence de la manifestation de l’infini dans la réalité (quel paradoxe).

  8. Oct 2019
    1. It has always bothered me that I cannot annotate an annotation. I can reply to it, but I cannot create that recursion I love so much in a mirror.

  9. Jun 2019
    1. Bob Barton [said] "The basic principle of recursive design is to make the parts have the same power as the whole." For the first time I thought of the whole as the entire computer, and wondered why anyone would want to divide it up into weaker things called data structures and procedures. Why not divide it up into little computers... Why not thousands of them, each simulating a useful structure?
  10. Jan 2019
    1. Grid devices can be nested or layered along with other devices and your plug-ins,

      Thanks to training for Cycling ’74 Max, had a kind of micro-epiphany about encapsulation, a year or so ago. Nesting devices in one another sounds like a convenience but there’s a rather deep effect on workflow when you start arranging things in this way: you don’t have to worry about the internals of a box/patcher/module/device if you really know what you can expect out of it. Though some may take this for granted (after all, other modular systems have had it for quite a while), there’s something profound about getting modules that can include other modules. Especially when some of these are third-party plugins.

  11. Jun 2018
    1. So far, we have dealt with self-reference, but the situation is quite similar with the notion of self-modification. Partial self- modification is easy to achieve; the complete form goes beyond ordinary mathematics and anything we can formulate. Consider, for instance, recursive programs. Every recursive program can be said to modify itself in some sense, since (by the definition of recursiveness) the exact operation carried out at time t depends on the result of the operation at t-1, and so on: therefore, the final "shape" of the transformation is getting defined iteratively, in runtime (a fact somewhat obscured by the usual way in which recursion is written down in high-level programming languages like C). At the same time, as we can expect, to every finite recursive program there belongs an equivalent "straight" program, that uses no recursion at all, and is perfectly well defined in advance, so that it does not change in any respect; it is simply a fixed sequence of a priori given elementary operations.

      So unbounded recursion automatically implies a form of self-reference and self-modification?

  12. Apr 2018
  13. Sep 2017
    1. Simply building prototypes with prototypes would not be a smart recipe for radical engineering: once in use, prototypes tend to break; thus, a toolset of prototypes would not be a very useful toolset for developing further prototypes. Bootstrapping as a process can thus only work if we assume that it is a larger process in which “tools and techniques” are developing with social structures and local knowledge over longer periods of time. The processes are recursive, much like the “recursive publics” that Chris Kelty (2008:30) describes for the free software development community: in both cases developers create sociotechnical infrastructures with which they can communicate and cooperate, which then spread to other parts of life. Kelty shows how such recursive effects are not simply the magical result of self-enforcing positive feedback. Recursive processes are based on politics. And resources. And qualified personnel. And care. And steering. In short, they need to be continually produced.
  14. Mar 2017