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

Author: Dann Corbit

Date: 18:08:18 01/21/00

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On January 21, 2000 at 20:59:40, Dave Gomboc wrote:

>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. :)

The code is full of C++ isms like scope resolution operator obj:: etc.
I don't think it will help much.  E.g.:
    return TEnumerate1 < piw1, x_piecePawn == piw1 ? true : false, false >
::Index (sqwk, sqw1, sqbk);



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