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

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 08:00:30 06/05/02

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On June 05, 2002 at 09:29:38, Miguel A. Ballicora wrote:

>On June 05, 2002 at 09:17:28, Uri Blass wrote:
>>On June 05, 2002 at 08:24:21, Miguel A. Ballicora 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.
>>>Perft is a testing/debugging tool, if you provide it in a separate file perft
>>>become useless.
>>I disagree that it becomes useless.
>>If a programmer wants to test(devug) his(her) program by calculating perft in a
>>lot of positions then in order to save time (s)he may prefer to use the fastest
>>program to calculate perft to check his(her) results.
>You are not debugging the main program is perft is in another different separate

The point is that people may use the fast perft to debug their program by
comparing the result of the perft that is based on their move generator with the
result of the fast perft.

Doing it with a function that calculates perft slower can take more time.


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