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Subject: Re: is there any program using ken thompson databases in the tree ?

Author: Ernst A. Heinz

Date: 11:29:27 09/06/98

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On September 06, 1998 at 14:18:19, Thorsten Czub wrote:

>I wonder if any program uses the databases in the tree...
>
>is there any ? shredder ?
>
>the fritz engines do only use them if the databases-position is on board, or ?

Earlier versions of "DarkThought" did it and I think "Zugzwang" still does it.

But Thompson's endgame databases are not really well-suited for interior-node
access because their Huffman-encoding may cause *several slow* external file
seeks to happen before you get to the final database value ... :-(

=Ernst=



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