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Subject: Re: Obfuscation of Fafis

Author: Evgenii Manev

Date: 05:02:22 05/28/05

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On May 28, 2005 at 05:14:57, Matthias Gemuh wrote:

>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.

may be because the author has idea that his engine will go commercial?
regards,
Geno



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