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

Author: leonid

Date: 05:47:26 01/28/01

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On January 28, 2001 at 04:03:46, Steve Maughan wrote:

>>>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.

Now I have clear idea. I remember for some time using Pascal 7. I found its
"talking" more logical that in C. Problem then with Pascal was that it was not
able to go beyond 80286 instructions when C permitted them. Now it is for sure
not a problem. What I found the most nice in Pascal that it could reconize
easely all Assembler instruction by just indicating start and the end of them.
In C you was (for some strange reason) obligated to indicate for every line
Assembler instructions by "asm".

  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
>I've written a chess program in Delphi although it does play chess it's still
>very much a work in progress.

Mine is probably in the same state, more exactly I am not with it was a moment.

 Other Delphi programs apart from XiniX are Ikarus
>(probably the strongest), Crux and Holmes.

I don't remember all the programs that I have seen but one was written in Pascal
a looked like very well executed. It was created in Finland.



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