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Subject: Re: Java vs. C++ Chess Programming Question

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 19:22:09 05/15/01

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On May 15, 2001 at 21:14:27, Peter McKenzie wrote:

>Object creation is slow!
>
>You should avoid creating any objects in your search and your program will speed
>up hugely.  I think you'll find that even OO style chess programs written in C++
>avoid creating objects while searching.

Here is one that uses STL and creates them on the fly:
http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~jauvinc/

If you change the default depth from 3 to 4 ply, it takes 18 seconds time and
390 megs of ram to give its 4 ply calculated response to:
e2e4

It is (nevertheless) an interesting chess implementation.




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