[ProgClub list] ai-checkers in jj5-test

John Elliot jj5 at progclub.org
Sun Oct 16 21:01:04 AEDT 2011

On 16/10/2011 4:04 PM, sanguinev at progsoc.org wrote:
> I don't have time to read the code in detail (specially with limited
> comments)

Well I've commented the code now, so you can't use that as your only 
excuse. :)


You might need to press Ctrl+F5 in your browser to force a reload of 
that web page. The caching seems to be fairly aggressive in ViewVC.

This is a pretty good excuse to learn a little about C. If you're 
interested in working on the code what I'm up to is:

  * determining if 'jumps' can be made, and if so requiring them as the 
next moves
  * making sure that after a jump that you jump again if you can during 
your current move

Those two things are each a little tricky and will require a remodelling 
of the code. I have four passing unit tests that test for simple moves, 
and one failing test that tests for a complicated king jump (that is 

To run the code:

* SSH to one of the ProgClub user machines
* In your home directory:

  $ mkdir test
  $ cd test
  $ svn co 
https://www.progclub.org/svn/pcrepo/jj5-test/trunk/ai-checkers ai-checkers
  $ cd ai-checkers
  $ chmod +x test compile
  $ ./test

If you want to edit the code on your own workstation then just check it 
out from the above URL using TortoiseSVN (or other svn client) and then 
check in. Then back on the ProgClub server:

  $ svn update && ./test

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