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Subject: Re: Crafty (under winboard) question

Author: Robert Hyatt

Date: 19:49:45 12/21/03

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On December 21, 2003 at 07:36:56, Andrei Fortuna wrote:

>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 ?

You can add "output long" to your crafty.rc file, to get the "ugly"
output.  But it is _far_ better to simply parse the SAN moves, as you
are going to have to do it sooner or later.

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