I hadn't given much thought to poker hand evaluators lately when I received a comment today on the post 7 pointing me to this absolutely fantastic roundup of open hand evaluators at Coding the Wheel.
James Devlin clearly put an enormous amount of work into this analysis of currently available evaluators. As part of that work, he finished up my 7 card evaluator I posted here a year-and-a-half ago! He offers it as a library with a number of other evaluators including the phenomenal 2+2 evaluator.
And of course, I also really appreciate James' comments :) -
Paul Senzee is well known, in poker-programming circles, for his perfect hash optimization to the original Cactus Kev evaluator and for being an all-around programming BAMF.
Honestly, after that great post and the 2+2 evaluator, I'm not sure if there's any more I could possibly add to the problem of poker hand evaluation.
Although In Other Projects..
Something I've done a little work on recently - At ESPN, Play-by-Play Goes Virtual.