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Subject: Re: Nalimov-EGTBs in ANSI-C?

Author: Dave Gomboc

Date: 17:59:40 01/21/00

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On January 21, 2000 at 18:50:24, Heiner Marxen wrote:

>I would like to add (the latest version of) the Nalimov EGTBs
>to my program Chest.  I understand that the probe code module
>from Eugene Nalimov ("egtb.cpp" in the Crafty distribution)
>is C++, in a non-trivial way (contains templates).
>
>My program up to now is pure ANSI-C, and I would very much prefer
>to stick to ANSI-C, since I want it to be portable to all those
>UNIX platforms, which have an ANSI-C compiler, but lack a C++ compiler
>(e.g. my development platform).
>
>Is it somehow possible to access the Nalimov EGTBs by pure
>ANSI-C source code?  All suggestions welcome!
>
>Heiner Marxen   heiner@drb.insel.de     http://www.drb.insel.de/~heiner/

I haven't looked at the Nalimov probing code (recently), but you may be able to
adapt the code to ANSI C by doing some #define and (multiple) #include hackery
to simulate the template stuff, e.g.

#define TemplateType float
#include "template_code.c"
#define TemplateType int
#include "template_code.c"

Kinda gross, but you asked. :)

Dave



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