Talk:Full 0

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Turing completeness

That doesn't prove it is turing complete because there is only a limited number of variables and the tape can only be a limited size. --Zzo38 19:45, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Each variable can store any integer, so (by a quick glance, anyway) it looks like the language can simulate a (Turing-complete) counter machine, which needs only two counters. --r.e.s. (Talk) 22:15, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
I have rephrased the sentence, it now reads "suggesting Turing Completeness". I myself am unclear as to whether Full 0 is Turing Complete or not, however, it seems to be Turing Complete judging from the above statement statement. --Hiato


The article says ... "Full 0 is (C) 2007 Tslil Clingman, aka H!ATO", but states "Everything is public domain, just like it says. No copyright." --r.e.s. (Talk) 20:12, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

It's possible for a copyrighted language interpreter to have a public-domain description. So there isn't necessarily a copyright restriction. (To take an extreme example, I can write a public-domain description of a copyrighted computer program such as Windows without any contradiction.) --ais523 20:28, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that makes sense — my apparent misunderstanding was that the esoteric languages described on this Wiki (not just the articles describing them) are supposed to be free of copyrights. The author of the language called "Full 0" evidently claims a copyright for it. Hmmm ..., now I'm curious: I wonder how many languages on the Language list are like that.--r.e.s. (Talk) 23:24, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
I have removed the copyright notice from the language specification. If this was not the correct action to take, please inform me. --Hiato