C++, what would the computer world do without it? Not a whole lot probably. What would I do without it? Probably a great deal, but yet I still insist on learning the god father of all (computer) languages.
So tonight at about 1:30 AM I finished my homework assignment on pointers. I personally felt like the assignment itself was poorly written, though I suppose I could guess well enough what he expected me to do with it. Seeing as how this is my first time with C++ I can imagine it is hard to come up with simple crap programs for us to write just to demonstrate concepts with the language. Our previous assignments have made sense, I can almost always think of a better way to do it then the way he makes us, but again, its for the sake of learning the language, not the best way to do it. That comes next. This time we were supposed to learn how to use pointers. Which I find to be a complicated monster to learn on your own. I suppose I should explain that last statement. I’m taking this course online. So there is no classroom instruction, no one on ones with the teacher for him to explain it to me and demonstrate to me how to use it. Its just me, two text books, and short how to he’s written online for us to look over. If anyone out there plans on taking some computer courses, don’t do them online, its not a good idea. This will be the first and the last one I take online.
I think I got the program correct. If nothing else it satisfies his two biggest requirements. It a) compiles and b) it does what it is supposed to do. Well, it does it for the all the examples I threw at it, which I will admit was not a great deal. I’ve been posting my homework all tar-ed up on my free Google web page. Its coming along. Still not very good in my opinion, but I’d like to see someone do much better considering its free and they (in my opinion) try to limit what you can and cannot do a great deal. I don’t know if anyone has actually downloaded any of my tarballs, but they are there. Since I’ve never actually given out the address to the site on my blog, I suppose now is just as good as time as any. So enjoy and don’t be to harsh, I have very little experience with HTML and website design is not something I pride myself on.
Enjoy the Penguins!