[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


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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