virus: Translation

Dave K-P (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 21:59:53 -0400

At 01:42 PM 10/14/97 -0500, Brett Lane Robertson wrote:

>Translation seems to imply two (or more) information streams which compress
>into one symbol...sort-of a "translator" symbol. If the translator is not a
>pattern, then the translation would lose information from one form to the

This can and does happen.

>I would also assume that the nature of trannslation is that two (or more) >streams can each be compressed and uncompressed into a pattern without losing >information...translation would be dependent upon compression and thereby >"less fundamental".

Since translations can and do lose information, it would seem translator symbols are not pervasive, and that translation is not dependent upon compression... or is this unacceptable?