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Subject: Re: Ruffian 0.76 is still playing incredible strong!

Author: Russell Reagan

Date: 08:49:27 09/20/02

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On September 20, 2002 at 00:42:54, Robert Hyatt wrote:

>On September 19, 2002 at 19:58:32, Russell Reagan wrote:
>>On September 19, 2002 at 17:42:36, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>>>Such would certainly be required to
>>>play in any ICGA tournament, for example...
>>Which would be required? Showing source or providing an executable?
>Probably both.  The source for inspection, the executable so that the
>results can be compared to the results produced by a real compile on the
>"claimed source".
>IE we once had a famous case of a person with legitimate source code, but
>they were using a commercial engine.  Compiling the source and comparing
>it to the "engine being used" cleared that up in an instant.  :)

Are commercial authors ok with this? I would think they wouldn't be overly eager
to show someone their source. Or does this only occur in the case of suspicion?


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