[Courses] [C]

Eugene Teo eugene.teo at eugeneteo.net
Thu Oct 10 23:37:05 EST 2002

<quote who="KWMelvin">
u> On Thu, Oct 10, 2002 at 10:07:47AM -0400, Elwing wrote:
u> > When you start getting into the more advanced C - let me know. I used to teach 
u> > C to freshman programmers, and I can possibly offer tips, assignments, code, 
u> > etc.  to help y'all learn.
u> > 
u> > By more advanced C - I mean the memory stuff. malloc, alloc, realloc, dmalloc, 
u> > free, etc..  

i think i had more fun drawing graph diagrams for multiple fork() calls
along with pipes and dup2. Driving me crazy :-)

u> > the easiest way to teach memory allocation is to have the students draw what 
u> > memory looks like at specific points in the program....  It helps a  lot, and 
u> > eventually, you won't have to draw the simpler memory allocations, but I've 
u> > been programming in C for almost 12 years now, and I still have to draw 
u> > memory maps for more complicated programs and data structures..

use DDD.

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