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Subject: Crafty (under winboard) question

Author: Andrei Fortuna

Date: 04:36:56 12/21/03


This question is about crafty in particular, but it's more about any winboard
engine that behaves like this.

I am writing an adapter for a soon-to-be-online chess club (i.e. it will allow
any winboard-compatible engine to play there using this adapter) and I have a
problem with crafty : I expected it to send its moves like 'move e7e5', instead
it sends them as 'move e5', which of course gives me some headaches.

My question is : is there a way to tell any winboard-compatible engine to send
its moves like 'e7e5' instead of just 'e5' ? Or do I have to bite the bullet and
write the code to parse such short moves ? In particular : if there is no
general way to do this, is it possible to have it just for Crafty ?


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