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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Importing Snowie text files with illegal moves

From: Joern Thyssen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Importing Snowie text files with illegal moves
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2003 11:47:52 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 12:32:01PM +0100, Ian Shaw wrote
> Is it possible to get GnuBg to import Snowie text files with illegal moves?

Probably :-)

> I've just got a copy of my British Open Final, and embarrassingly, I
> made an illegal move in the final game.
> If I try to import it I get "This is not a valid Snowie .txt file".

Well, this isn't a snowie .txt [position] file :-) This is a "snowie
standard text" file which is more or less equivalent to a .mat file.

> If I import it as a .mat file, it works up until the illegal move.
> I attach the match here.
> The illegal move was in the final game, move 17
> 55 20/15 16/11 11/5
> I suppose I meant to play 20/15 16/6, then forgot about the final 5. What a 
> shambles!

It happens :-)

> The text file records the position after the play, player 0 has -ve
> numbers and player 1 has +ve numbers.  It's not immediately obvious
> where the bar or borne-off chequers are, though.

The string in the parenthesis is actually in the snowie position .txt
format, so we do know how to parse that.


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