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Re: VMs: The Key -- [case against "qo"]
At 18:53 15/02/2004 +0000, Jeff wrote:
Eventually Nick you will verbose yourself out of all information content.
Reductions produce more likely verbose candidates. Do those also represent
I think you're misunderstanding the nature of "information content" here.
While replacing a common pair (like <qo>) with a new token shortens the
length of the file (reducing the token count), it also increases the number
of possible tokens available at any time (increasing the information per
token). So, the net result isn't simply a "reduction" of "information
content", it's far more complex than that.
Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....
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