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states in stateless machine

Hi all!

I'm experimenting with constructing a programming language for artificial intelligence programming. I want it also to be enabled for regular application programming. Right now i have thought through the stateless part, meaning that I have a rough definition of underlying stateless machine.

In real world there are also constructs that require statefull machines to hold some knowledge, but I'd hate to extend current language definition with additional statefull stuff that complicates the language that is now so simple without it.

So, I'm wondering are there known methods or new ideas to describe states inside stateless machines?

Tx :)