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ZirconiumX
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Chess program names?

Post by ZirconiumX » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:12 pm

I am currently rewriting Firenzina's search, eval, and almost everything, pretty much, to the point where I no longer consider it a derivative of Fire (if it is, then DiscoCheck is a blatant clone of Umko).

So - we need a new name, and me and Dmitri can't think of any good ones. (Crossbow is our current best, which isn't great)

Anyone have any ideas???

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Re: Chess program names?

Post by tpetzke » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:25 pm

Why rewrite almost everything. Start from scratch.

If you really rewrite almost everything starting from scratch is less effort. If it is not than you are keeping to much.

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Re: Chess program names?

Post by ZirconiumX » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:50 pm

The Fire move generator is pretty fast, as is its MakeMove - I'll keep that as-is for now. The rest goes.

How long did it take you to write the move generator for mACE, Thomas?

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Post by Evert » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:28 pm

The time it takes to write a move generator (from scratch) is negligible compared to the time it takes to write an efficient search and good evaluation function.

The last time I did it (for Leonidas) it cost me no more than a day.

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Post by ZirconiumX » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:49 pm

Durandal has been coded for almost a week now, and still does not have a move generator.

I am a lazy programmer.

The Fire movegen is correct and fast - no point reinventing the wheel.

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Re: Chess program names?

Post by Mithu » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:22 pm

ZirconiumX wrote:... So - we need a new name, and me and Dmitri can't think of any good ones. (Crossbow is our current best, which isn't great)
Anyone have any ideas???
Shrapnel
Dredd
Duster
Mogh
Phoenix
Sudini
Drape

Let me know if you need some more!

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Re: Chess program names?

Post by Gusev » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:27 pm

ZirconiumX wrote:I am currently rewriting Firenzina's search, eval, and almost everything, pretty much, to the point where I no longer consider it a derivative of Fire (if it is, then DiscoCheck is a blatant clone of Umko).

So - we need a new name, and me and Dmitri can't think of any good ones. (Crossbow is our current best, which isn't great)

Anyone have any ideas???

Matthew:out
Matthew,

Please test and release Firenzina 2.3 for Linux first. This will give you a Linux baseline.

Then rewrite the eval for reasons that we have discussed. For this project, I hope that people will help us come up with a better name than Crossbow. The change would represent "graduation" from a clone to a derivative.

Dmitri

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Re: Chess program names?

Post by Gusev » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:32 pm

Mithu wrote:
ZirconiumX wrote:... So - we need a new name, and me and Dmitri can't think of any good ones. (Crossbow is our current best, which isn't great)
Anyone have any ideas???
Shrapnel
Dredd
Duster
Mogh
Phoenix
Sudini
Drape

Let me know if you need some more!
Phoenix is overused, Sudini is an obvious modification of Houdini, and Drape is too close to GrapeFruit. Thanks for your contributions!

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Re: Chess program names?

Post by Graham Banks » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:33 pm

Some Fire related names:

Raze
Inferno
White Heat
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Re: Chess program names?

Post by chetday » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:44 pm

More fire-related name possibilites:

Scorch
Singe
Sear
Grill
Carbonize
Combust
Cauterize
Incinerate

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