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

Author: Vikrant Malvankar

Date: 02:23:38 03/07/06

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On March 06, 2006 at 22:16:42, Stuart Cracraft wrote:

>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.
Can u tell me why not C++ please?

>
>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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