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USGroup1
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Re: Stockfish patches

Post by USGroup1 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:39 pm

The problem is Stockfish maintainers seem to be trigger happy with any microscopic elo gainer heuristic patch, but when it comes to bug fixes, that pr sits there for weeks.

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Re: Stockfish patches

Post by Nordlandia » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:42 pm

The non-funtional releases are those microscoping elo gaining patches?

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Re: Stockfish patches

Post by Michel » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:46 pm

USGroup1 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:39 pm
The problem is Stockfish maintainers seem to be trigger happy with any microscopic elo gainer heuristic patch, but when it comes to bug fixes, that pr sits there for weeks.
The problem is that people often disagree what constitutes a bug (is showing a +5 score in a draw position a bug?). Moreover it is not always clear if a patch really fixed a bug (verifying the effect on a few specific positions may be insufficiently convincing).
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Re: Stockfish patches

Post by USGroup1 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:34 pm

Michel wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:46 pm
USGroup1 wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:39 pm
The problem is Stockfish maintainers seem to be trigger happy with any microscopic elo gainer heuristic patch, but when it comes to bug fixes, that pr sits there for weeks.
The problem is that people often disagree what constitutes a bug (is showing a +5 score in a draw position a bug?). Moreover it is not always clear if a patch really fixed a bug (verifying the effect on a few specific positions may be insufficiently convincing).
Yes but I feel like bug fixes should have the highest priority, sort them out before moving on to commit elo gainer patches.

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