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Subject: Re: On naming one's chess program

Author: Steven Edwards

Date: 08:36:06 03/27/04

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On March 27, 2004 at 10:24:13, Robert Hyatt wrote:
>On March 27, 2004 at 00:17:56, Steven Edwards wrote:

>>Finally, the Best Chess Program Source Module Name That Can Appear In A Family
>>Website:
>>
>>"SuperBananaBeyond" from Chess 4.x

>BananaSuperBeyond...

You're right; I mis-remembered.  I did recall the placement of the "Beyond"
correctly as BSB was modified version of the Beyond routine.

From my CDC programming days, my recollection is that external symbols were
limited to seven characters in length, so it's not clear how the BSB symbol was
represented in CDC Compass.  Maybe it was not an external?  Local identifiers
had a longer limit (like forty characters)?  I never saw the Chess 4.x Compass
source, only the Fortran for Chess 3.x.



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