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Subject: Re: significant math

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 08:02:55 11/20/02

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On November 20, 2002 at 03:44:20, Alessandro Damiani wrote:

>On November 19, 2002 at 20:23:11, Jeremiah Penery wrote:
>
>>On November 19, 2002 at 19:13:39, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>>
>>>My move generator is 2.0 times faster than the one of crafty,
>>
>>And you spend all of, 0.6% of the time, I think you said, in move generation.
>>WOW!!!  What a HUGE speed boost that is giving you.
>>
>
>hehe
>
>>Move generation time means NOTHING when you're trying to compare the speeds of
>>two full chess programs.
>
>right. all things put together should be compared (_total_ cost vs. _total_
>benefit).
>
>Ale


WRONG.  Clearly the only thing that needs to be compared is move generation
speed,
in order to figure out which program is better.

This will certainly simplify the computer chess tournaments, as we can get rid
of all
those rounds of long games....



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