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Re: [Bug-gnubg] gnubg.bd

From: Joern Thyssen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] gnubg.bd
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 17:54:26 +0000
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On Tue, Nov 05, 2002 at 06:16:05AM +1300, Joseph Heled wrote
> Joern Thyssen wrote:
> >
> >An alternative to gnubg_osa.bd is to include it directly into the source
> >as Josephs does with fibs2html/sagnubg. This will increase the
> >executable size and memory footprint with up to 6 MB (can be decreased
> >to 2 MB if my compression scheme is used). 
> why increase? I don't distribute the source file just like gnubg don't 
> distribute gnubg.bd. They are generated on the target machine. Both take 
> space on the hard drive, one in binary form, one in source form, and both 
> take space when the program is running. My approach was that the one sided 
> database is not optional, i.e. you always want it, so there is no reason 
> for an extra file.
> And after stripping away the zero entries, the size is around 1.1M,
> 1> ls -l br1.o
> -rw-r--r--   1 joseph   wheel     1126324 Aug 19 07:54 br1.o

Yes. you're absolutely right -- I wrote the mail early in the morning :-) 
The only increase will come from storing gammon distributions as well,
instead of using the current heuristics for calculating gammons.

> Does your plan includes gammon rates for bearoff positions, where one side 
> has 15 checkers?

Yes, I store the distribution for taking one or more chequers off which
can be used for gammon probabilities.


Joern Thyssen, PhD
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