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Subject: Re: time note

Author: Uri Blass

Date: 09:09:37 10/28/02

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On October 28, 2002 at 11:45:38, Gian-Carlo Pascutto wrote:

>On October 28, 2002 at 11:41:04, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>
>>I think Uri meant the classic automatic tournament Ken Thompson and I tried to
>>get the ICCA to use for many years.  Programmers are present, but the games are
>>automatic once they are started.  IE you can watch, but you can't touch a key >on the keyboard.
>
>Ok, I see the point.
>
>My first thought is: many things that can go wrong setting up/with
>the autoplayers.

I think that there should be some general interface that supports winboard or
UCI programs for games with 2 computers so at least programmers who support the
standard do not need to test their programs with some autoplayer.

I know that winboard or UCI engines have no problem to play under arena and if I
understood correctly Arena is also going to support the autoplayer so I guess
that there will be no problem to do it in the future.

Uri



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