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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Chequers on bar shown on wrong side

From: Øystein Johansen
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Chequers on bar shown on wrong side
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 15:40:54 +0200
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Øystein Johansen wrote:
|>===== Original Message From Jon Kinsey <address@hidden> =====
|>A while ago someone posted a message suggesting that the chequers are
|>displayed on the wrong side (top/bottom) of the board when they're on
|>the bar.
|>I think he was probably right anyone got a good reason why they
|>shouldn't be changed around?  If not I'll swap them around.
| There was a discussion about this many many years ago. I remember that
| had some reasoning for keeping it as it is, but I can't remember what
it was.
| Gary? do you remember this?
| I can search through the archive, as it may be before the mailing list
| archived online.

Yes I found it! The request was from Zorba in January 24 2002.

| -perhaps checkers on the bar could be put at the other side of the
bar. I'm
| not sure if there's any standard for this, but at least Go-figure does it
| differently than GNUBG right now.

Gary answers the same day:

| No, I don't think there's a standard (though FIBS does the same as gnubg).
| In practice chequers tend to be placed in the middle, though if I had to
| choose a side I'd put my opponent's hit chequers closer to him/her, out of
| politeness if nothing else, as gnubg does at the moment.  Admittedly it
| would be harmless to add an option for the opposite behaviour.

- -Øystein

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