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UCI pondering or infinite search
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Dann Corbit



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PostPost subject: Re: UCI pondering or infinite search    Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:17 am Reply to topic Reply with quote

When you cannot search anymore, it makes no sense to keep searching.

There are engines which will return an answer. I like that a lot.

It makes sense in several scenarios, including:

TB solution that cannot be improved. I gave you an hour to think. You have an answer in one millisecond and you know you can't improve it.

Suppose further that I have found a mate in 4. I have exhaustively determined that there is no mate in 3. Just return the answer. Sitting there mute for ages is just plain stupid.

If the UCI specification does not let you answer with your move, then (in this instance) the UCI specification is an ass[*].


[*] "If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble, squeezing his hat emphatically in both hands, "the law is a ass — a idiot. If that's the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is, that his eye may be opened by experience — by experience."
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UCI pondering or infinite search Lucas Braesch Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:07 am
      Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Álvaro Begué Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:30 am
      Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Ferdinand Mosca Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:00 am
            Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Dann Corbit Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:17 am
                  Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Michel Van den Bergh Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:30 am
                        Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Marco Belli Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:27 am
                              Re: UCI pondering or infinite search H.G.Muller Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:32 am
                                    Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Marco Belli Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:42 am
                              Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Dann Corbit Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:03 pm
                  Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Rasmus Althoff Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:29 pm
                        Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Dann Corbit Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:06 pm
                              Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Rasmus Althoff Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:25 pm
                                    Re: UCI pondering or infinite search H.G.Muller Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:49 pm
                                          Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Dann Corbit Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:54 pm
                                                Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Evert Glebbeek Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:37 pm
                                                      Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Dann Corbit Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:45 pm
                                                Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Ferdinand Mosca Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:43 am
                                                      Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Dann Corbit Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:57 am
                                                            Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Ferdinand Mosca Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:15 am
                                                                  Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Dann Corbit Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:57 am
                                                                        Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Ferdinand Mosca Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:20 am
                                          Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Rasmus Althoff Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:59 pm
                                                Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Dann Corbit Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:38 pm
                                                      Re: UCI pondering or infinite search H.G.Muller Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:22 am
                                                            Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Rasmus Althoff Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:03 am
      Re: UCI pondering or infinite search H.G.Muller Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:50 am
      Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Fabien Letouzey Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:26 am
            Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Evert Glebbeek Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:26 pm
            Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Lucas Braesch Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:38 am
                  Re: UCI pondering or infinite search H.G.Muller Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:26 am
                        Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Evert Glebbeek Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:18 am
      Re: UCI pondering or infinite search Rasmus Althoff Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:41 pm
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