[Courses] [C] Beginner's Lesson: How do I...?

Akkana akkana at shallowsky.com
Fri Dec 13 22:29:08 EST 2002

KWMelvin writes:
> I think this is a good exercise! However, it may very well be an
> "intermediate" exercise, not a "beginner" exercise.  Sometimes I
> bite off more than I can chew. It always ends up being a learning
> experience, even if what I learn is: I can't do this (yet)! 8^D

I agree, it is a good exercise.
When I first read your description of the problem, I thought it
sounded pretty simple.  But when I actually tried to toss off a code
sample to show how to do it, I ended up trying a couple of different
approaches and having them grow into messy hard-to-read code before
I settled on a code snippet I actually liked.  So although the problem
sounds straightforward, it's actually trickier than it sounds.
Don't feel bad if you didn't get it!  


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