Description of the Article.
TicTacToe is a demonstration of the AI game playing minimax
algorithm. The game plays out every possible combination of moves from each
position and consequently is unbeatable. This example uses .NET Beta 2 and was
written using a text editor.
The source code uses a modified Model-View-Controller design
pattern. In essence the core of the game (model) has a clean API and is only
loosely coupled to GUI/ controlling logic. I have two different implementations
of the utility function, one using Regular Expressions (.NET is a superset of
Perl 5 functionality). To run the game using Regular Expressions uncomment the
preprocessing directive '#define RegExp'.
This code is fun and should be useful to anyone considering a
degree in AI.