Confirmation for "Delete Candidate" function

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TomR
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Confirmation for "Delete Candidate" function

Post by TomR »

Would be great to have a confirmation dialog when deleting a candidate move, particularly as delete function is right beside the "move" options. I'm using Mac Express build 64.
MikeAtBookup
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Re: Confirmation for "Delete Candidate" function

Post by MikeAtBookup »

A confirmation dialog could be added.

However, deleting a move is not hard to recover from. If you remember it, just play it. If you don't remember it, command the app to add all moves that transpose.
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TomR
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Re: Confirmation for "Delete Candidate" function

Post by TomR »

Ah that makes sense. You don't delete the "children" as you don't store a hierarchy, just a reference to the stored resulting position. I see. So once a position is created it is never deleted?
MikeAtBookup
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Re: Confirmation for "Delete Candidate" function

Post by MikeAtBookup »

That's correct. It's a positional database so if a move were deleted it could easily have unintended consequences.

Say I have a huge French database after 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5.

Then I add the transposing line 1.d4 e6 2.e4 d5. What should happen if I delete the move 1.d4 ? Hopefully it deletes just that move because if it deleted every position resulting from that move it would wipe out my entire French ebook.
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