Archive for date: March 31, 2010

A small experiment with a C compiler

March 31, 2010 | Checkers, Computer Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

I’m still somewhat baffled by the performance of my checkers program. I keep pondering that perhaps it would be a good idea to take all the lessons I’ve learned, burn it down, and try again with Milhouse2. After all, in the words of Tom Duff (who may not have said this, but should have) “any […]

Two questions regarding the performance of Milhouse…

March 31, 2010 | Amateur Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Just a couple of quick notes for future investigation: Milhouse uses a windowed search with a “soft-fail” alpha-beta search routine. If the value returned is outside a fairly narrow search range, milhouse re-searches the high region or the low region. These re-searches turn out to be incredibly slow. Not sure that I understand why that […]