I am trying to understand how I shall port my Java chess engine to dart.
So I have understood that I should use an Isolates to run my engine in parallell with the GUI but how can I force the engine to terminate the search.
In java I just set some boolean that where shared between the engine thread and the gui thread.
Answer I got:
You should send a message to the isolate, telling it to stop. You can simply do something like:
Thanks for the clarification. What I don’t understand is that if the chess engine isolate is busy due to a port.send(‘THINK’) command how can it respond to a port.send(‘STOP’) command
The new API will contain a
isolate.kill(loopForever ? Isolate.IMMEDIATE : Isolate.AS_EVENT);
See https://code.google.com/p/dart/issues/detail?id=21189#c4 for a full example.
Answered By – Günter Zöchbauer
Answer Checked By – Gilberto Lyons (FlutterFixes Admin)