Comments for randgun.lif

Pseudorandom number generator with p46 logic
A glider stream is emitted representing a pseudorandom binary
sequence satisfying the recursion  a[n] = a[n-1] XOR a[n-12].
(By spreading out the pattern, the 12 can be changed.)  The
sequence has period 3255, so the gun has period 46*3255 = 149730.
Built by Bill Gosper, October 1989 or earlier
(Header by Dean Hickerson, 4/11/93)

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