Re: TreeView question
From: Dave C. (metal_at_rules.spam)
Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2003 10:09:33 -0800
On Thu, 6 Nov 2003, Maarten Wiltink wrote:
> "amber" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > hello. i wonder if you could help me. ive created a linked list which
[... vague homework description snipped ...]
> > please help, i don't know what else to do.
> Let's get one thing clear. Nobody uses linked lists, except homework
> assigners or perhaps writers of obsolete books (the two do in fact
> overlap somewhat).
Don't forget homework do-ers, which IMO is more likely than homework
Also, homework graders use linked lists. Just about anything homework
related is critically dependant on linked lists, except maybe homework
I wouldn't necesarily call a book which uses linked lists obsolete though,
as IMO it's sometimes a useful exercise. Intro CS courses that skip things
like linked lists in order to teach "real world" or "useful" programming
seem less useful. If you know your way around a linked list you are
that much less likely to hit problems with memory leaks, Nil deref, etc.,
once you are off the Visual Basic teet. That said, there may be better
ways to teach things.
Anyway, academia aside, if this amber person posts some real code under a
new subject, rather than uselessly latching onto an unrelated thread,
maybe we can do the homework for him/her. That way the next student who
has 3 hours left to finish their LL assignment can easily find the thread
when they go to groups.google.com rather than posting something along the
lines of "URGENT HELP NEEDED IMMEDIATELY".