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Re: VMs: The Key -- [case against "qo"]

Hi Jeff,

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
verbose combos?

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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