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Subject: Re: If you like to solve real mate...

Author: Steve Maughan

Date: 01:03:46 01/28/01

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Leonid,

>>XiniX is a chessprogram I wrote in Delphi. It finished 10th ( out of 14 ) at
>>the last dutch championship. After the first weekend I was on shared 3rd
>>place, the second weekend disaster stroke.
>
>Not bad! And how performant, just your own opinion, is program done in Delphi
>compare with the same code written in C?
>
>I ask this because I have the impression that not that many people use Delphi.
>It is C that is used almost by everybody. I personaly have not idea about
>Delphi at all.

Delphi is the Windows version of Pascal.  It's excellent for chess programming!
When it comes to speed of EXE it's in the same ballpark as C and MUCH faster
than VB.  It's also much easier to learn than C and the development times seem
to be faster.  I also think it's easier to read and maintain but that's ny
opinion.

I've written a chess program in Delphi although it does play chess it's still
very much a work in progress.  Other Delphi programs apart from XiniX are Ikarus
(probably the strongest), Crux and Holmes.

Regards,

Steve



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