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 UWA week 44 (2nd semester, 1st exam week) ↓
SVG not supported 3:09pm Mon 31st Oct, Christopher M.

Thanks for your kind words John (but it's really just 'Dr' or, even better, just 'Chris'). Glad that you can enjoy and see some positives in a difficult unit You'll appreciate it more when you've been working for a few years -) Yes, the next sys...

SVG not supported 10:30am Mon 31st Oct, Monti C.

I'm pretty sure CITS3002 is practically a continuation of CITS2002 if you wanted to check that out. https unitdetails?code CITS3002

SVG not supported 10:27am Mon 31st Oct, John L.

Good Morning Everyone, First of all I would just like to thank Professor McDonald for teaching CITS2002 this semester, It has been a fun and interesting semester with lots of new things learned. With that in mind, I was hoping to do a unit similar to ...

 UWA week 42 (2nd semester, week 12) ↓
SVG not supported 4:28am Mon 17th Oct, Christopher M.

ANONYMOUS wrote Thanks very much Anon; you can always hope, but never expect it You can comfortably do that, though using larger values doesn't guarantee that you'll avoid collisions, just that you'll see fewer of them because the values get m...

 UWA week 41 (2nd semester, week 11) ↓
SVG not supported 7:56pm Sun 16th Oct, ANONYMOUS

Hello Chris, Firstly, congratulations on the CORE Teaching Award In relation to Workshop 7, I was looking at the solution for the hash table, and I noticed that the HASHTABLE SIZE has been defined as 997. I was wondering, if we were to make a hashtab...

SVG not supported 3:12am Fri 14th Oct, Christopher M.

ANONYMOUS wrote Yes, this is a (well known) and widely discussed weirdness. Your final example involving just the semicolon 'works' because that semicolon is the terminator of an empty statement, and new identifiers can be introduced between any two s...

SVG not supported 1:38am Fri 14th Oct, ANONYMOUS

I have come across a strange feature(?) of the C standard, which is that you cannot declare new variables within a single switch-case. For example, the following will not compile switch(a) case 0 int x 0; trying to declare x x ;...

 UWA week 38 (2nd semester, week 8) ↓
SVG not supported 9:07am Mon 19th Sep, ANONYMOUS

Hi, This may seem like a pretty stupid question so apologies, but having done several other cits units I've never understood why answers aren't necessarily given out for previous end-of-semester exams. I understand that questions can have different sol...

 UWA week 37 (2nd semester, week 7) ↓
SVG not supported 4:41am Mon 12th Sep, Christopher M.

(applicable to ALL of your units, not just CITS2002) Nominations for the UWA Teaching Excellence Awards for 2022 are now open. The UWA Awards acknowledge the University's outstanding educators and support staff and are competitive at the University le...

 UWA week 36 (2nd semester, mid-semester break) ↓
SVG not supported 7:30am Sun 11th Sep, Christopher M.

Please note that Thursday 22nd September will be a public and UWA holiday to commemorate Queen's Memorial Day. There will be no laboratory sessions on the 26th.

SVG not supported 7:11am Sun 11th Sep, Christopher M.

Solutions to the 2 items of Formative Assessment are now available from here https units CITS2002 formative.php

 UWA week 35 (2nd semester, week 6) ↓
SVG not supported 5:49am Sun 4th Sep, Christopher M.

ANONYMOUS wrote Similarly, consistency is more important, and the primary reason that many companies will have their own commenting conventions is to assist multiple programmers working on the same project code, or even across multiple projects. But, ...

SVG not supported 5:38am Sun 4th Sep, Christopher M.

ANONYMOUS wrote There are undoubtably published studies on this (and https wiki Naming convention (programming) ), but I believe the more important issue is simply to be consistent within a single program. Consistency is importan...

SVG not supported 10:10pm Sat 3rd Sep, ANONYMOUS

I also wanted to ask if this is how you would like us to comment our functions? I looked up C guidelines online and this is what I found for commenting functions Function square the biggest ---------------------------- Returns the square...

SVG not supported 9:09pm Sat 3rd Sep, ANONYMOUS

Hello, I wanted to ask what is better for readability and naming using underscores to separate words, or using capital letters. or does it not matter? example readCrontab or read crontab ? estimatesFile or estimates file

 UWA week 34 (2nd semester, week 5) ↓
SVG not supported 3:23pm Thu 25th Aug, Christopher M.

UWA's University Policy on Assessment (21 July 2021) states that all coursework students must be provided with formative feedback in the first half of a teaching period in each unit. This year we will use two past mid-semester tests as items of format...

SVG not supported 6:03am Wed 24th Aug, Christopher M.

ANONYMOUS wrote I'm assuming that you're using vi vim; if so, re-read the description of its autowrite setting https run help2002?p np opt B28 hl autowrite Also, I'm confused by your wording "...modify my current home...

SVG not supported 3:42pm Tue 23rd Aug, ANONYMOUS

Hello, I'm using the Ubuntu Linux shell on Windows 10, and when I create and suspend stop C programs, they don't get stored in my current working or home directory, so when attempting to find the file or compile it states "no such file or directory";...

 UWA week 31 (2nd semester, week 2) ↓
SVG not supported 7:11am Thu 4th Aug, Christopher M.

I received this general question via email As you know, we're not following any particular text verbatim, but the concepts that are covered in our unit can be found in (any) good textbook on Operating Systems and or C. The title wording used on our ...

SVG not supported 11:32am Mon 1st Aug, Christopher M.

Hello Everyone, Welcome to week-2, where we'll hopefully get everything back on track. Finishing my COVID isolation tonight, so I'll be back on campus from tomorrow. Please drop by my office, Rm 2.20, if you have any questions about the unit. To date, yo...

 UWA week 29 (last week before 2nd semester) ↓
SVG not supported 4:00pm Mon 18th Jul, Christopher M.

Hello Everyone, This semester (today) we have around 390 students enrolled, 50 of whom are still resident overseas. We'll spend part of the first lecture discussing how the unit will run this year, but first I'll head off some common questions that stud...

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