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==============================  CFJ 2559  ==============================

    Test Subject is Yellow.

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Caller:                                 scshunt

Judge:                                  ais523
Judgement:                              FALSE

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History:

Called by scshunt:                      01 Jun 2009 23:10:39 GMT
Assigned to ais523:                     06 Jun 2009 06:39:17 GMT
Judged FALSE by ais523:                 09 Jun 2009 09:19:38 GMT

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Caller's Arguments:

There are three possibilities here. The first is that the
creation of the contract flips the switch by virtue of having it come to
be a given value. In that case, both conditions are met, and Test
Subject is Green and Yellow.

The second is that the creation of the contract does not flip the
switch, but that when the contract makes itself Public, this does
constitute a flip, making it Red and Green.

The third is that the switch always has one value and this is never
changed, causing it to be Blue and Red.

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Caller's Evidence:

I agree to the following

{This is a pledge entitled Test Subject. It can either be Blue or Green.
It can either be Red or Yellow. It is initially Blue and Red. It's
Disclosure is Public. When this contract's Disclosure is flipped, it
becomes Green. When this contract's Sentiment is flipped, it becomes
Yellow. Any player CAN terminate this contract by announcement.}

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Gratuitous Arguments by Pavitra:

It seems that the only place in the Rules that would cause a switch that
has never been flipped to have a value is R2162p2s3:

      If an instance of a switch would otherwise fail to have a
      possible value, it comes to have its default value.

It seems, then, clear to me that both the Disclosure and Sentiment "come
to have" their default values, rather than being platonically created
with those values already in place.

Further:

      "To flip an instance of a switch" is to make it come to have a
      given value.  "To become X" (where X is a possible value of
      exactly one of the subject's switches) is to flip that switch to
      X.

This makes it clear that flipping is synonymous with coming to have a
value, rather than a means of attaining as much. Thus, any event in
which a switch "comes to have" a value -- in particular, when a newly
created switch "comes to have" its default value -- is a flipping of
that switch.

I therefore believe that Test Subject is Green and Yellow, and that both
CFJs should be ruled TRUE.

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Judge ais523's Arguments:

What about its Sentiment? Test Subject doesn't purport to have any
Sentiment in particular, so R2198 doesn't apply. As far as I can tell,
no rule other than R2162 has set its Sentiment in this situation; and so
R2162 fires, changing the switch from having no value to having a value
(Equitable, the default). R2162 uses the wording "comes to have" rather
than "is created with", or "has that value"; this fits in perfectly with
the definition of flipping, and therefore R2162 platonically flipped
Test Subject's Sentiment to Equitable on creation. The important part of
this CFJ is that it was flipped; therefore, I judge CFJ 2559 FALSE.

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