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Subject: Re: Perft 5,6 {Fastest program is List}

Author: Miguel A. Ballicora

Date: 05:18:19 06/05/02

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On June 04, 2002 at 19:47:07, Dann Corbit wrote:

>On June 04, 2002 at 19:38:14, Uri Blass wrote:
>>On June 04, 2002 at 19:31:25, Dann Corbit wrote:
>>>On June 04, 2002 at 19:10:24, Uri Blass wrote:
>>>>On June 04, 2002 at 18:46:33, Dann Corbit wrote:
>>>>>On June 04, 2002 at 18:35:51, Uri Blass wrote:
>>>>>>I did not know that list knows to claulcate perft.
>>>>>>Some questions:
>>>>>>1)Did you use List under winboard?
>>>>>Not to make the perft list.
>>>>>>2)Does winboard support the perft command?
>>>>>Not that I know of.
>>>>After some thinking it is easy to support the perft command under winboard.
>>>>I may consider adding another exe file that only support the perft command
>>>>without irrelevant files in the next version of movei.
>>>>Winboard needs to know nothing about the perft command and may believe that the
>>>>program plays a regular game.
>>>>when the program gets time control of x hours per game it is going to calculate
>>>>perft x.
>>>>>>3)Did you compare List with Chest?(I ask because I do not see chest in the list
>>>>>>of programs that you tested).
>>>>>Did not try it.  I did a recursive binary grep for 'perft' in the executables
>>>>>under my Winboard directory and ran a few of them.
>>>>I asked because I remember that chest was one of the fastest programs in
>>>>calculating perft but even chest had no chance against movei.
>>>Chest does not play chess.  It's a mate solver.  I assume you mean that movei
>>>has a much faster move generator than chest?
>>I mean to say that chest had no chance to calculate perft faster than the perft
>>function that is in Movei but cannot be used in the public version.
>It would be nice for every program to provide perft
>Also auto (where the program plays against itself)
>Also EPD test suite processing.

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