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Subject: Re: Board Representation. Any strong chess engine uses this method? Than

Author: Stuart Cracraft

Date: 19:16:42 03/06/06

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On March 06, 2006 at 22:14:21, Poon Wai Hong wrote:

>Hello,
>
>Thank you.
>
>May I ask one more question? Is BASIC language a suitable language to for
>writing chess engine. Which strong chess engine is written in BASIC language?
>Can BASIC language be used to write strong chess engine? ( For example, Visual
>Basic, Powerbasic, etc. )
>
>I ask this question because I want to use BASIC language to write a chess engine
>in the future. In fact, my knowlege of other programming languages is limited.
>
>Thanks again.
>
>On March 06, 2006 at 21:58:43, Dann Corbit wrote:
>
>>On March 06, 2006 at 21:53:15, Poon Wai Hong wrote:
>>
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>Thank you. I undestand now.
>>>
>>>Actually, my knowledge of programming and chess programming is limited.
>>
>>Read this first:
>>http://www.brucemo.com/compchess/programming/

I'd forget about BASIC and its relatives.

Go with C.

I would not recommend JAVA, C++, or any of the OOPS languages.

You need something with speed and that doesn't obfuscate and
confuse, for computer chess.

Now if you're talking academics, that's another story. Research
is research after all.

Stuart



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