[Computer-go] About Minirock

Rémi Coulom Remi.Coulom at free.fr
Tue Feb 14 12:48:34 PST 2012

Hi Xaryl,

You don't have to apologize. You caused no trouble. Welcome to the list.


On 14 févr. 2012, at 17:11, Xaryl C wrote:

> First of all, sorry for creating a new thread. 
> I wasn't on the mailing list, and wasn't sure how to respond to a thread without the original mail.
> Also sorry that I wasn't aware of the discussion until now.
> I am the one responsible for the bot. I started coding a go bot when school was boring, that was when classical bots prevailed. 
> Then life got busy, I tried MC, made some nice progress in terms of strength, but never even got the chance to properly debug the multi threading codes.
> Then sometime ago, Minirock (the player) wanted to have a bot, so I hackishly glued (with macros and mass code replacing with scripts) and replaced the playout codes and search distribution along with tactical reading codes and pattern matchers onto Pachi's codes.
> Essentially, it is a bot with "borrowed" codes bloated with codes for classical bots organized in a way that would give computer science teachers heart attacks.
> The future is uncertain, I might or might not spend much time on it after resolving the serious bugs.
> It was mostly just for fun, and I didn't realize a weak random bot would caught attention.
> But hey, hi everyone, nice to meet you all and sorry for the trouble I caused.
> Xaryl
> p.s. I don't speak much German, but I will admit that I find the name Minirock a bit funny, 
> so I guess that would be the bot's name from now on.
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