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Re: [gnugo-devel] use fixed point arithmetics in accumulat_influence

From: Gunnar Farneback
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] use fixed point arithmetics in accumulat_influence
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 23:12:30 +0100
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Arend wrote:
> My main motivation for this patch was to make GNU Go more suitable
> for a submission to SPECint by converting the biggest (computation
> time wise) use of floating point to integer. It turned out to be
> faster (on my Athlon K6-2 using gcc 2.95.3 -O2 -m486), and so I'd
> suggest to add this patch to CVS. (But I have no strong opinion
> here, see caveat below.)

How big speedup did you experience?

My main concern is that I find the code harder to read (and thus to
maintain) with fixed point arithmetics.

Btw, would it be meaningful to limit the fixed-point arithmetics to
accumulate_influence() and the surrounding loops?


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