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|SUBJECT ||Re: [LIU Comp Sci] Algorithms Assignment 1 attempt
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From: Ruben Safir
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Subject: Re: [LIU Comp Sci] Algorithms Assignment 1 attempt
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On 01/22/2015 07:34 PM, Maneesh Kongara wrote:
> Sure thing. I'll post mine on the group soon.
I was thinking last night, as I was sleeping, that I'm not even happy
with this result. the problem is what happens if you drop a data point
far off the existing data, so that, say, you have an array of 100 and 10
items in the array in positions from 0-10. Then I InsertByPosition,
into spot 61. You have junk between L.a[L.last] and L.a (the 61st
You need to clean all that out so you have to have a third condition
within that function for insertions past last and before the end of the
Also, this whole thing should be rewritten with pointers.
intpt * = L.a; and then do the math like that. It is much cleaner and
> On Jan 22, 2015 7:30 PM, "Ruben Safir" wrote:
>> I've loaded my version of assignment 1 onto the NYLXS webserver at
>> Look it over and please edit and comment
>> A few thoughts:
>> First, I changed to order of the function listings because we are not
>> using function declarations so the order that they are defined is
>> essential because they call each other. Ideally, one would make a .h file.
>> Secondly, the given skeleton was essentially broken and I had to rewrite
>> all the functions. As it was, it not only didn't track the last entries
>> correctly near L.n == L.last, but also used an incorrect algorithm to
>> find is a list was full
>> Thirdly, I reduced the size of the array from 100 to 5 so I could debug
>> it and show who it works.
>> Fourthly, it takes some interpretation of the intent of the assignment
>> specifications to correctly right the code. This is all to common of a
>> problem. Give me the Spec! (I guess UML might be good for something).
>> As such, when the array is full and I'm adding from the last, then I
>> chose to push results forward and bump the first value. Likewise, for
>> InsertBegin, I push everything forward. He wrote this, actually, but I
>> filled in the case of what to do when the array is filled. I then give
>> a warning and bump the last value out of the array.
>> Fifth: See my makefile and do yourself a favor and copy it and use it.
>> BTW - GVIM is your friend.
>> Sixth: I let debugging code in my code. You can best run it like this
>> list 2> /dev/nulll
>> Even with that, it is quite chatty.