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August 2, 2007

Every other day we have an hour of Data Structures and Algorithms. A.k.a Sudoku hour. Thanks to DSA, I’ve honed my Evil Sudoku(18 numbers on 81) skills quite a bit – and can solve one in half hour or so. πŸ˜› Now, I thought learning C was pain enough. I mean, for HOW many years do I learn the same language?! But no, check out the codes we get to write for lab: Greatest of three integers, Average of n numbers, Factorial of a number, Fibonacci Series, Student details using structures, Multiplication Tables *Puke*, Stacks and queues using arrays. *Fish!*

Last few lab sessions have been dedicated to coding a Caesar’s Box, debugging mundane codes for classmates and completing Machines Lab obsey. What a waste of three hours, I say!

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  1. August 3, 2007 7:46 AM

    lol
    enjoy!

  2. Sagaro permalink
    August 3, 2007 7:24 PM

    Oh shut up. Data Structures is so beautiful. Soon you will have round robin algorithms, shortest path algorithms and then you will be complaining how tough it is.

    //I mean, for HOW many years do I learn the same language?

    Wrong. Data structures is more about algorithms than about language (it is independent of language). Such pathetic statements prove your knowledge about data structures. So stop playing sudoku and concentrate in class. Else you will have an arrear. Baggy who won the best computer science project in 12th and represented Indian in the International coding championship and got 2nd place, kept arrear twice in Data structures. He wrote the paper thrice to clear it. So stop taking it lightly.

  3. August 3, 2007 7:33 PM

    @gapp:
    stop being so supercilious. i know perfectly well DSA is not just about the language.

    if you notice, i’m exasperated about what we’re doing right NOW in class. and NOT about DSA in general, which we haven’t even started on anyway. NOW is ‘refreshing C language from first year syllabus’. and i don’t really find the need to concentrate in class when she’s telling me what the size of a char/int/float variable is, how to compute average and greatest integers, how stack is a LIFO structure and how to write multiplication tables. i really don’t. i’m sure she’ll get to the point sometime soon and then sudoku ends.

  4. August 3, 2007 8:01 PM

    I sucked at coding. Really. I would have to mug even the simple programs you talk about 😦 I got through engineering with a average percentage only because it was Madras University. So, I guess cannot really relate to your frustration except wish I was technically more smart πŸ™‚ I can see the Big Brother is watching your blog. Do you guys like talk at home or just through comments on the blog ? Anyways, happy to see a good mention of Baggy in his comment πŸ™‚

  5. Sagaro permalink
    August 3, 2007 9:33 PM

    @Su:
    //i know perfectly well DSA is not just about the language.

    Is that so?

    //i don’t really find the need to concentrate in class when she’s telling me what the size of a char/int/float variable is

    What if I give you simple debugging programs involving size of char/int/float and you make mistakes in them?

    But before we get into that, let us brush up your basic programming. Write a c++/c program to print hello world, without having a single ‘;’ in the code. Mail me when you are done.

    @Su akka:
    //Do you guys like talk at home or just through comments on the blog ?

    Good question. I think it has been more than three days we both have had a face to face convo. And what was it three days back:

    Me: hey.
    (Su flicks my pen and walks)
    Me: WTF. Get my pen back.
    Su: It is good pen. I want it. Take my pen.
    Me: Get lost. Get my pen back.

    Or something close to that…

    And yes, Baggy defi. is a good example in many cases…

  6. Sagaro permalink
    August 3, 2007 9:34 PM

    WTF. You are moderating bro’s comments? this is so uncool… 😦

  7. August 4, 2007 12:26 AM

    @su:
    I guess cannot really relate to your frustration except wish I was technically more smart
    i’m not all that technically smart either. it’s the Big B who is the techie-geeko-nerdo-dude. πŸ˜€ speaking of whom, yeah, he watches the blog and is, very considerately, always willing to ‘bash up’ any guy that’s annoying me. =) =) and we hardly talk at all. πŸ˜›

    @gapp:
    Is that so?
    yes, it is so.

    Write a c++/c program to print hello world, without having a single β€˜;’ in the code. Mail me when you are done.
    Done. Emailed. Check.

    and you’re such a bum, you can’t even give me a nice pen! (google pen invalid in this case, so do not mention)

    WTF. You are moderating bro’s comments? this is so uncool…
    =) Hee. me no moderates. you’re not WP’s chocolate-boy anymore, WP no like you! πŸ˜›

  8. Sagaro permalink
    August 4, 2007 5:08 AM

    @Su:
    Not bad! The alternative program is pathetic, it will throw an error. The first one won’t work either. For the simple reason, C can’t handle try/catch/throw exceptions. The same program in c++ with cout would have worked.

    So now that you make mistakes in simple hello world program, stop complaining of having to study c again and again πŸ˜›

  9. August 4, 2007 9:53 AM

    @gapp:
    So now that you make mistakes in simple hello world program, stop complaining of having to study c again and again

    the alternative program was summa. and btw, BOTH of them work in turbo C. i exed them before sending them to you. πŸ˜›

  10. Sagaro permalink
    August 4, 2007 11:29 AM

    U mean turbo c++, dodo

  11. August 4, 2007 12:29 PM

    @gapp:
    DUDE. i mean Turbo C.

  12. August 4, 2007 4:08 PM

    Lab exercises of avg(n) ,fib(n) . which year r u btw in ??
    i thot people have grown up to writing parsers for c πŸ˜› .

  13. August 4, 2007 4:25 PM

    @taggy:
    er…2nd year. πŸ˜›

  14. August 4, 2007 5:19 PM

    ha ! sophomore :p then it’s fine .Don’t hate Data structures and c so early .You have all your life to do that πŸ™‚

  15. August 4, 2007 8:06 PM

    @taggy:
    don’t hate DSA! like gapp says, it’s actually beautiful, just that our profs screw it up a bit. only hate mundane codes, though πŸ˜›

  16. beatdeodds permalink
    August 5, 2007 10:56 PM

    @ Suraksha

    DSA happened to be the first CSE subject that I had in second semester. I had great expectations but it turned out to be a disappointment thanks to my eminent and exceptional lecturer.It was hangman back then for me and not sudoku πŸ˜‰ anyways keep working on the sudoku part!!

  17. August 6, 2007 4:09 AM

    @beatdeodds:
    =) thanks to my experience in year 1, i refrain from having any high expectations from anything in college. if it turns out even moderately good, i’m happy! πŸ˜€

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