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Subject: Re: a question to Tord about detecting threats in null move

Author: Johan Hutting

Date: 03:00:23 10/04/03

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On October 03, 2003 at 17:34:56, Christophe Theron wrote:

>On October 03, 2003 at 15:36:22, Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
>
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snip.

>
>You are talking without knowing Uri, obviously.
>
>You are also talking about commputer chess without really knowing, I fear.

That's a bit harsch Christophe, his posts are more technical then most other
people posting here.

>Uri has been talking with us about chess programs for a long time without
>writing one. So at the begining he came with ideas that were not really
>relevant, or not exactly to the point.
>
>What I like about Uri is that at some point instead of keeping talking about the
>subject he has started to write his own chess program. I also know that he has a
>very scientific, objective approach in what he does.
>
>So if I was you I would not give Uri beginners's advices like "test, test -
>don't assume". Because as far as I know that's exactly what he is doing.

I've stated the same at least twice since I had the impression that was his main
problem. The minute he states that he's to lazy to verify things by himself I
feel that such comments are quite appropriate.

>I also believe that Uri is right in not trying to get too much inspiration from
>other chess programs.

I agree, but it doesn't hurt to verify your ideas with others, either by
discussing them or looking at other people's source code.

>I think you should refrain from giving lame advices to Uri and tell us instead
>about your achievements as a chess programmer.

Perhaps he has written a program by himself!? Check his profile :) Chess
Programs Written (if any): Messchess (Not yet released !)
"You are talking without knowing Mridul, obviously."

Regards,
Johan



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