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Comment author: dlthomas 04 May 2012 10:16:15PM *  1 point [-]

You confuse data, which should absolutely be counted (compressed) as complexity, with required RAM, which (EY asserts) should not.

I am well convinced that RAM requirements shouldn't be counted exclusively, and fairly well convinced that it shouldn't be counted similarly to rules; I am not convinced it shouldn't be counted at all. A log*(RAM) factor in the prior wouldn't make a difference for most judgements, but might tip the scale on MWI vs collapse. That said, I am not at all confident it does weigh in.