Posted by chris on April 23, 2001 at 00:52:17:
In Reply to: Re: new logs the morning its due posted by Daniel Longest on April 23, 2001 at 00:36:20:
Something to think about is that sample data, especially sample data meant to test robust-ness of our programs, can be seen as a teaching tool to bring up legal uses of commands in ways we might not have thought of. In this case, the sample data is a way to show you special cases which you must watch out for, and are therefore necessary for our future programs. It is their duty to teach us not just how to program, and programming algorithms, but also steer us away from things that are not explicitly stated in the algorithms, but you still need to watch out for. Also, whether the they post answers is irrelevant, merely the pointing out of these special cases is enough (though answers are very helpful in general debugging).
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