Computer Science 3710
- January 31, 2003
- I've finished up the class notes for today.
- I took a nasty fall on some ice yesterday and suffered a radial head
fracture of my left arm. As a result, the class notes for today are
somewhat incomplete. (Sorry about that.) I'll try to finish them off
(single-handedly) as the day progresses. Class will still be going
ahead at 4:00pm today.
- January 29, 2003
- I was able to book room EN-2007 for Monday and Wednesday next week
from 3:00pm to 4:00pm (unfortunately, our regular classroom is occupied
from 3:00pm to 4:00pm). Because not all students will be able to attend,
I was thinking about using the first half hour for a general Question
and Answer (Q&A) session or tutorial. We would cover new material
(which will be available in the diary) during the last half hour, after
which we'll go to our regular classroom downstairs and continue on. If
you folks have any other suggestions, please let me know.
- January 27, 2003
Due to the two cancellations last week, the due date for Assignment #2
had been moved to Friday (January 31). I'll try to make Assignment #3
shorter so that it can be completed by the following Wednesday.
Some students have expressed an interest in making up for class time
lost last week due to the weather. Unfortunately, we cannot meet at
3:30pm instead of 4:00pm next week because it appears that EN-1054 is
in use from 3:00pm to 3:50pm. I'll see what I can do about booking a
different room; hopefully, one that is close to EN-1054.
- January 24, 2003
- Today's class has been cancelled due to weather.
- Assignment #2 requires you to use the
function. Due to the class cancellation, I won't be able to talk about
it in class until Monday. In the meantime, I've written a section on
fgets() at the beginning of
the course notes for Monday's lecture. This section describes the
function and gives a sample usage. You can also get more information
man pages (e.g. type
$ man fgets
on the command line).
- January 23, 2003
- Added a What to submit section for Assignment #2.
- January 22, 2003
- January 20, 2003
- Added a short section to the command line tutorial on how to
capture output from your programs.
- Monday's class has been cancelled due to weather. There are
currently no plans to extend the deadline for Assignment #1. I have
an office hour on Tuesday (2-3pm in EN-2031) if you wish to discuss the
- A short tutorial on using the UNIX command
line is now available.
- January 19, 2003
- I've added a section to Assignment #1
indicating what you should submit. The problems themselves are unchanged.
- January 17, 2003
- All three textbooks are now available on reserve in the library.
(The C book is listed twice for some reason?)
- January 15, 2003
- There is a meeting of the St. John's
Linux Users Group tomorrow evening (January 16, 2003) from
7:30pm to 9:00pm in EN-2022 (Computer Science Seminar Room).
Feel free to drop by. For dates on future meetings consult the web page.
- A copy of all three text books for this course have been put on
reserve. You should hopefully be able to request them by tomorrow.
- January 13, 2003
- Although a majority of students were in favour of cancelling the
Friday class and extending the Monday and Wednesday class, there were
some students who did not want to change the schedule. As a result, we
will maintain the three class per week schedule.
- I'll try to have copies of all three of the text books on reserve
in the library sometime during the week of January 13th.
- According to the survey, most of you are already familiar with the
command line interface. For the rest of you, if you would like a quick
introduction to the command line interface (and how to compile programs),
let me know and we can arrange a short tutorial session.
- Assignment #1 is now on the web.
Last modified: Sat Feb 1 04:04:26 2003