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Subject: Re: To programmers: Hints for testing after a partial rewrite

Author: Daniel Shawul

Date: 04:08:24 12/09/03

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On December 08, 2003 at 21:35:19, Russell Reagan wrote:

>On December 08, 2003 at 21:30:56, Federico Corigliano wrote:
>>Hi to all
>>I rewrote some parts of my engine (about 40%), including move generation and
>>data structures, and I want check them for instability, illegal moves, crashes,
>>Of course a great number of games against other engines is in my todo list, but,
>>you can recommend me some kind of special test to help in the bug checking?
>>Also, once that I have a bug, are there special utilities that you can recommend
>>me to help me in the debugging and localization of the bug?
>Calculating perft is a popular method for finding bugs.

Thank you very much.
The test positions helped me find a bug in my move generator.
It's really a nice page.

Daniel Shawul

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