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Subject: Re: Maximum Number of Legal Moves

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 12:36:50 05/09/05

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On May 09, 2005 at 10:23:06, James Swafford wrote:

>On May 09, 2005 at 10:04:41, James Swafford wrote:
>>I am glad you asked this question.  I've always used 250 it's
>>worked out ok, but I've never proven to myself that 250 is a safe
>>Is anybody using a hard limit > 250?
>Actually, I have a global move stack moves[MOVE_STACK] with MOVE_STACK
>#DEFINE'd as something like 20000.
>Not sure what I was thinking about above. :-/

Well, at least you would never overflow the array with a list of possible moves.

Are you sure that it is not holding the list of moves in the game (perhaps along
with the current move list)?

C99 has variant arrays.

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