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Subject: Re: is there any program using ken thompson databases in the tree ?

Author: Thorsten Czub

Date: 15:38:08 09/06/98

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On September 06, 1998 at 14:29:27, Ernst A. Heinz wrote:

Thanks for the information. Shredder uses them in the tree ?!?
I forgot... (looks like my brain has some mad-cow-desease-problem... :-))
or is shredder only using - like all others - when the database position
is on board ?!

>But Thompson's endgame databases are not really well-suited for interior-node
>access because their Huffman-encoding may cause *several slow* external file
>seeks to happen before you get to the final database value ... :-(

This would explain why many of the other programs use the 4-stone tablebases
instead of ken's databases...
what a pity...

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