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Ask HN: Could fuzzing generate code?
2 points by deepstream 5 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
Fuzzing can be used to find bugs. Could it be used to fix obscure bugs, bugs in complex data flows, by fuzzing over inputs? Could a fuzzing like approach be used to generate code (even code we have no chance of comprehending) that patches a n obscure bug? It seems possible. By extension could fuzzing generate code against arbitrary constraints?





Not completely off topic, but not really serious either : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem

My counter example: Complex life / Darwinian evolution (infinite monekys + objective function).

The other option is genetic farmer ETs 'lifted' us from proto-humans, or complexity is DNA + morphic resonance.




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