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Re: [computer-go] Wishlist for playing programs on KGS
I've read your proposal, and all the responses so far
and I like your suggestion.
I would be perfectly happy if you implemented it as is.
You are not actually providing a game end function however.
This is fine with me, because I like that you are providing
a nice way to communicate with an engine WHILE it's running
and even for the engine to respond with a text message.
The game end procedure can be implemented without any of
the changes you propose, just by the engine author providing
a private way to communicate to his engine to stop the game
after clear board. So Pete's point is well taken. But
I like that you are providing a general mechanism to handle
this, so I don't have to create my own mechanism.
I agree completely with Don.
Besides, as others have already suggested, I believe it would be very
nice if the engine could talk in the game window. What I have in mind,
in that the engine could write its evaluation and principal variation
(or any kind of analysis data), after every move, during
computer-computer tournaments. This behavior could be activated by a
config-file option, and would consist in sending a special kgs command
to the engine after each move, the output of which would be written to
the game window. I believe that would make computer tournaments more
interesting to watch.
Thank you very much for your efforts to improve kgsgtp.
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