PROGRAMMABLE SYSTEMSSCRIPTED FUNCTIONS There is a different approach to functions depending on the modus operandi. For example, if functions are 'poisoned' then one wants to use the fewest possible functions to achieve some effect. If the effect is unlikely, one may have to minimize cost, or minimize effect. On the other hand, if the functions are exponential, then there might be no risk, or it might be advantageous to have expert advice on combining functions. If the function must be related to an existing system or function, then it is important to 'tailor' the function to fit the existing modality. If the function must be utilitarian, then the focus should be on maximizing the good effects of the function, and streamlining implementation, with an eye towards the advantage of repeated iterations of improvements. Generally, the advantage is always expressed in terms of functions of whatever type. BACK TO SYSTEMS |