Two questions regarding the performance of Milhouse…

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

Just a couple of quick notes for future investigation:

  1. 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 should be.
  2. There are still some anomalies in detecting repetitions.

Addendum: Perhaps the first is a failure in move ordering?

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