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## Bug in Dealer

### #21ktk

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Posted 2021-July-12, 09:05

After almost two months, is it possible to re-enable the version which invoking GIB?
The "tricks" function is really helpful and hope it could be on-line again.
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### #22nige1

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Posted 2021-July-12, 11:08

ktk, on 2021-July-12, 09:05, said:

After almost two months, is it possible to re-enable the version which invoking GIB?The "tricks" function is really helpful and hope it could be on-line again.
The tricks function is a wonderful asset for simulations.
Unfortunately, dropping it made commercial sense because it hogs processor time.
The official reason for dropping it was amusing -- an accident in the course of a system upgrade
A typical "improvement"

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### #23tonywuhk

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Posted 2021-October-05, 04:22

Look like thing is not going to change yet.

Tony
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### #24pescetom

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Posted 2021-October-05, 06:20

nige1, on 2021-July-12, 11:08, said:

The tricks function is a wonderful asset for simulations.
Unfortunately, dropping it made commercial sense because it hogs processor time.
The official reason for dropping it was amusing -- an accident in the course of a system upgrade
A typical "improvement"

I doubt it really cost much, the maximum length of run was already limited and could easily have been limited further if that was the problem.
Just a superficial decision and the usual inability/unwillingness to address "minor" problems, I suspect.
Still hoping they will fix this valuable part of the BBO customer ecosystem.
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### #25smerriman

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Posted 2021-October-05, 13:14

pescetom, on 2021-October-05, 06:20, said:

Still hoping they will fix this valuable part of the BBO customer ecosystem.

In case you missed it from another thread.. given the better alternative there's really no need:

smerriman, on 2021-October-01, 19:37, said:

You really should learn to use Thomas Andrews' Deal. It's basically the same idea, but once you're used to it, you can do everything dealer can and much more. If the syntax is too complex, and you post a few examples of dealer scripts you use, I'm sure I or someone else can convert it to the TCL format, after which you just can copy and paste and adjust bits as you need.

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### #26pescetom

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Posted 2021-October-07, 11:35

smerriman, on 2021-October-05, 13:14, said:

In case you missed it from another thread.. given the better alternative there's really no need:

I did indeed miss it!
Will check it out, thanks.

Does the deal::tricks command work out of the box under Windows, so that we do not need a copy of GIB for this?
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### #27smerriman

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Posted 2021-October-07, 13:06

pescetom, on 2021-October-07, 11:35, said:

I did indeed miss it!
Will check it out, thanks.

Does the deal::tricks command work out of the box under Windows, so that we do not need a copy of GIB for this?

Correct.

The biggest thing you'll discover is that while the function works fine, the deal program is designed to output deals, so you have to write your own function to accumulate the results and output averages / frequencies etc. But once you've done that, the part for checking conditions is really powerful and cool to play with.
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