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Subject: Obfuscation of Fafis

Author: Matthias Gemuh

Date: 02:14:57 05/28/05

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On May 27, 2005 at 17:21:42, Thomas Mayer wrote:

>Hi Alex,
>
>> Or strange legal positions like this mate in 1:
>>
>> 1QqQqQq1/r6Q/Q6q/q6Q/B2q4/q6Q/k6K/1qQ1QqRb w - - 0 1
>>
>> Crafty calculates in the background and gives no output, like Fafis.
>
>this one does not proof anything. The engine is simply lost in the qsearch. This
>happens to most engines which a) do not restrict qsearch to a specific depth
>(correct for most - e.g. Fritz... :) and b) do not check for input during the
>qsearch, which is also true for most engines.
>
>The other stuff makes one at least quite suspicious, but it's not yet fully
>convincing. I wonder what the other programmers think about that.
>
>Greets, Thomas



Hi Thomas,
when compiling Quark, do you obfuscate as Fafis does ?
Why should a hobby engine need that ?
Matthias.






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