UMBC CMSC 201 Spring '99 CSEE | 201 | 201 S'99 | lectures | news | help


  • Announcements
  • Just for fun.... the Top 20 replies by developers when their programs don't work
  • Due to the snow day last week, we have not been able to cover pointers as scheduled.
    Therefor, questions from this list that deal with pointers will NOT be on the midterm exam. These questions are numbered:
    • TRUE/FALSE: # 1, 2, 3, 62-70, and 72-78.
    • MULTIPLE CHOICE: # 22-26, 28, 30, and 39.
    • SHORT ANSWER: # 1, 18, 19, 24, 35-37, 67, 71, and 72.

  • Due to the early closing on Tuesday 3/9/99, the due date for PROJECT 2 has been extended by
    one day
    . Project 2 is now due at midnight Thursday, March 11, 1999

  • EMACS -- when emacs begins, it looks for and reads a file named .emacs in your home directory to obtain configuration information. Save this .emacs file (note the leading "dot") in your Unix home directory to get the following features:
    • Automtic formatting in accordance with the CS201 coding style standard
    • A working backspace key. Backspace will now delete to the left of the cursor instead of invoking "help". It also remaps CTL-X? to be the new "help" key.

  • Newsgroups
  • There is a newsgroup for this course, which provides a open forum in which anyone can post messages of interest to the CMSC 201 community. You should learn how to read news and subscribe to the newsgroup umbc.course.csee201 While you are at it, subscribe to the umbc.csee newsgroup which carries announcements of the CSEE Department, information about the department, and computer and information technology in general. When you subscribe to these groups, spend some time looking through the titles of other newsgroups. I'm sure there are other groups that you may find interesting.

    There are serveral newsreaders available on gl. The most commonly used are: rn, trn, xrn, pine and Netscape. Since rn, trn, and xrn were designed specifically to read news, you will find that they are more powerful than either pine or Netscape for reading and posting. xrn is the xwindows version of rn and it is only available on workstations that run xwindows (the SGIs). Investigate some of these newsreaders so that you can choose the newsreader you prefer.

    CSEE | 201 | 201 S'99 | lectures | news | help

    last modified on Thursday, 18-Mar-1999 12:46:56 EST