|Subject:||Re: [Bug-gnubg] Handling ambiguous checker moves|
|Date:||Thu, 09 Apr 2009 14:25:59 -0600|
There is currently some "parsing" of "user checker actions on the gtk-board" to yield "actual backgammon moves." For example, my continuous checker slide from 6 to 3 was parsed as 6/5*/3 rather than 6/4/3. Even though a user can readily undo and redo a move, we should strive to have a parsing scheme that is as intuitive as possible. Perhaps I am atypical, but parsing my action as 6/5*3 is counter-intuitive. Philippe's suggestion that a continuous slide like mine never be parsed as pick and pass makes sense to me. Ideally, parsing of actions should not simply default to "pick the first legal interpretation" of the action based on some arbitrarily ordered list of legal interpretations.
Of course this is a small issue, but it seems like the kind of issue that should be discussed before any "official" release.
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