[Computer-go] On proper naming

Darren Cook darren at dcook.org
Thu Mar 8 03:16:29 PST 2018


> but then it does not make sense to call that algorithm "rollout".
> 
> In general: when introducing a new name, care should
> be taken that the name describes properly what is going on.

Speaking of which, why did people start calling them rollouts instead of
playouts?

Darren

P.S. And don't get me started on "chains": at one point this seemed to
be the standard term for a solidly connected set of stones, the basic
unit of tactical search (as distinguished from a "group", which is made
up of 1+ chains). But then somewhere along the way people started
calling them strings.


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