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Re: [gnugo-devel] can i help?

From: Gunnar Farnebäck
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] can i help?
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 22:33:02 +0100
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Teo Swee Ann wrote:
> Hi, I would like to offer my help to GNUGO. I have been thinking of
> writing a Go-bot for some time and did write a bad one, based on a score
> estimator. I am an amateur programmer, who is very proficient with C++.
> I have done language developments for computer aided design tools for my
> personal use, and I am very strong with object oriented programming; I
> am an ardent fan of Erich Gamma’s Design Patterns and the C++ Boost
> Libraries.

You're welcome to contribute but be aware that GNU Go is written in C,
not C++. We also ask all contributors to assign copyright of changes
and new code to the Free Softare Foundation.

> Thanks for reading my email; I hope I can contribute to GNUGO. I have
> some ideas about the representation of groups, liberties and empty
> spaces of the board; maybe GNUGO already has it.

It certainly has that. I recommend that you subscribe to the GNU Go
development list at
and look through the archives (link at the same page) for some time
back. Also take a look at


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