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

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 19:30:25 03/06/06

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

>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.

Writing a chess engine in BASIC will cost you about 50 Elo or so, compared to
some other engine.

If you are very familiar with BASIC, then that should be your choice for your
first chess engine.  It would be a mistake to try to learn to write a new
language and learn to write a chess program at the same time, I think.

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