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dealer.dpp: preprocessor for dealer scripts

NAME
dealer.dpp - preprocessor for dealer scripts

SYNOPSIS

dealer.dpp [inputfile]

DESCRIPTION

dealer.dpp stands for dealer-pre-processor. Its main purpose it to preprocess input files for Hans van Staveren's great dealer program.

SYNTAX

The program expands shape specifications of the form: shape{COMPASS, shp1 + shp2 + ... + shpM - shm1 - ... - shmN} regular shapes 7xxx, 4432, 4xx5 have the same meaning as in original dealer. the 'at least' operator whenever you put a '+' after a suit-length, it means 'at least'. shape{north, 5+xx5+}: at least 5/5 in the blacks, -->shape(north,5xx5 + 5xx6 + 6xx5 + 5xx7 + 6xx6 + 7xx5 + 5008 + 6007 + 7006 + 8005) the 'at most' operator: same as the 'at least', just use a '-': shape{north, 2-xxx}: at most 2 spades, -->shape(north,0xxx + 1xxx + 2xxx) the 'range' operator: the range operator operates on a single suit. It comes with [], like in Perl. shape{north, x[3-5]x[13]}: (3 to 5) hearts, and one or 3 clubs -->shape(north,x3x1 + x4x1 + x3x3 + x5x1 + x4x3 + x5x3) Note that shape{north, 3-xxx} is equivalent to shape{north,[0-3]xxx} You can write compound ranges if you want: shape{north, [013-68]xxx} means: 0,1,3,4,5,6 or 8 spades. the 'permutation' operator: the permutation operator will appears as () like in the WBF rules of specifying shapes. shape{north, (4432)}: any 4432 hand. -->shape(north,any 4432) what's best is that the () operator can operate on restricted groups of cards: shape{north, 5s(431)}: 5 spades, the others suits being (431). -->shape(north,5134 + 5314 + 5143 + 5341 + 5413 + 5431) What you have to do is: o specify the suit names (s,h,d,c in english) in the left part of the shape, in any order, o and enclose the rest of the permutation into () in the right part. A (complicated) example: shape{north, 4+c3+d(2+2+)}: at least 5 clubs, at least 3 diamonds, and no short major. -->shape(north,3334 + 4234 + 2434 + 3244 + 2344 + 2254 + 3235 + 2335 + 2245 + 2236) the 'Major' operator: has to be used together with the () operator. 'M' stands for 'a major' The 'M' operator can only be used in the left part (never put a M inside the parens) shape{north, 5M(xxx)} -->shape(north,x5xx + 5xxx) shape{north, 5+M3+c(31)} -->shape(north,1534 + 3514 + 1633 + 3613 + 5134 + 5314 + 6133 + 6313) the 'minor' operator: same as the 'Major' operator, but in lowercase 'm'. shape{north, 5M5m(xx)} -->shape(north,x5x5 + 5xx5 + x55x + 5x5x) the 'conditional' operator: you've got the possibility of specifying complex conditions to be verified that cannot be simply expressed by other operators. In order to do that, you use the ':' operator, just after the atomic-shape specification: shape{north, shp1:condition1,condition2,...} The conditions use the letters (s,h,d,c) as variables for the suit lengths, and the usual C-operators (*,+,-,/,>,<,==,!,?, and so on). Note that the ',' stands for the 'and-logical' operator. You can use 'or' for the 'or-logical' operator. shape{north, 4+s4+h(xx):d>c,h+s==10} -->shape(north,6421 + 6430 + 5521 + 5530 + 4621 + 4630)

EXAMPLES

a balanced hand (3+3+3+2+) a french 1H opening x5+xx:h>s,h>=d,h>=c my No_trump opening hn = hcp(north) n1NT = (hn > 14 and hn < 18 and shape{north, 5m(332) + 5m2s(42)} ) or (hn > 13 and hn < 17 and shape{north, 6m(322)} ) or (hn > 15 and hn < 18 and shape{north, 5M(332)} ) or (hn > 15 and hn < 19 and shape{north, (4432) + (4333)} )
SEE ALSO
dealer(6), /usr/share/doc/dealer/Manual.
AUTHORS
Francois Dellacherie Manpage: Christoph Berg <cb@df7cb.de>

LICENSE

This program is hereby put in the public domain. Do with it whatever you want, but I would like you not to redistribute it in modified form without mentioning the fact of modification. I will accept bug reports and modification requests, without any obligation of course, but fixing bugs someone else put in is beyond me. DEALER.DPP(6)
 
 
 

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