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    Honestly, this writeup is why I’ve stopped playing Factorio - despite how amazing of a game it is, I spend so much time thinking about code that I don’t want to think about “code” when I’m playing a game to relax.

    But every once in awhile, I’ll boot it up and noodle around with ideas that I’ve been reading about or flows I’ve been working on at work - getting an abstract view of the flow while in Creative is my new whiteboarding.

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      The way the author describes assemblers as pure functions doesn’t take into account how assemblers have the side-effect of polluting their environment.

      I also wonder how one would model the fact that assemblers can then in turn be damaged by aliens. Would that count as un-defining the function at runtime, therefore mutating global state?