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Re: [gnugo-devel] thrashing dragons and owl threats

From: Gunnar Farnebäck
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] thrashing dragons and owl threats
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 05:36:50 +0200
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Dan wrote:
> It seems to me that the value of thrashing_stone[str]
> will be left over from the previous genmove call,
> meaning that thrashing dragons will be identified a
> move late for the purposes of owl threats.

This is of course quite bad.

> This goes back to the patch gunnar_5_5.2:
> The time to run identify_thrashing_dragons() is negligible,
> so maybe the best thing for 3.6 is to call it twice, once
> before the owl threat code runs.

It doesn't seem like a proper long term solution but it should be okay
for now. How certain are we that it's completely safe to do it?
Another plausible short-term solution is not to do owl threat analysis
for thrashing dragons at all.


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