Helped my daughter with a switch problem
I thought your daughter is already gay. Why would she wants to switch now?
It's idiotic. I told her to tell the professor that it's a stupid choice for a first programming course.
It's crazy advice so it fits in here.
The worse option is he goes down to the college and starts arguing with the professor to defend his daughter.
Maybe he'll call the professor at home if she gets anything less than an A!
Choppa choppa choppa choppa.... helicopter parent.
>It's idiotic. I told her to tell the professor that it's a stupid choice for a first programming course.
Perhaps a better approach would be to tell your daughter to ask the professor why C++ is being used instead of [insert whatever programming languages you fancy here]. Why? There could be an unknown reason why C++ is being used (e.g. weed out the weaker students).
Some students don't "get" programming in much the same way some students don't "get" linear transforms. Best to weed them out in the first year.
Might have more to do with what the lecturer feels happiest in teaching n00bs.
offtopic, c# prissily mangled switch by disallowing falling through to the next following case block, i.e. a break/return/goto is non-optional and enforced at the end of each block.
And don't get me started on how #if was gutted.
She did tell the professor (TA), he agreed with her, but there's some stupid reason I can't remember why they are using C++.
I told her it's good training for the corporate world, how to live with stupid decisions made for stupid reasons.
And as far as helicopter parent, I'm paying a fuck of a lot of money for this stupid class.
And don't let her forget it. Remind her every time how much you are paying. That way she will know how much you love her and appreciate it.
It's also important that she understand is that whoever pays the bills makes the rules and she isn't really allowed to have her own opinions apart from that.
Up direction means the light goes on.
Anything else is just wrong.
xampl9 (Moto phone)
November 10th, 2017 4:22pm
5 years ago, they were using Java. Then 4 years ago they switch to Python for introductory CompSci. Nowadays they're transitioning back to C/C++ -- which is unfortunate.
C is excellent. C++ has SO much to it, with templates and dependent libraries dependent on other libraries, that it takes a few years of trying to make projects with it to gain enough experience. Sadly, too, the common disciplines of Coupling, Cohesion, even graphical design using UML (as crippled as it is), aren't being taught.
November 11th, 2017 4:34pm
> Up direction means the light goes on.
You haven't quite grasped it. Toward the nearest pole is on, equator is off. Except for multiple light switches (eg at the top and bottom of stairs) as noted by Q. But those should be mounted horizontally instead of vertically.
Toward the 'pole' or sideways is an interesting solution to a switch.
With those two switch xor circuits they have in most houses, I've seen a better solution. A rocker switch with on at the top and off at the bottom. Each position sends a pulse that controls a latched relay which controls the light.
"Better" meaning "more expensive, using more parts, different wiring, and not as maintainable".
It's all about the criteria, after all.