Calendar of topics and assignments

CSC 270, Fall 2010

Last modified: Thu Sep 2 08:10:55 EDT 2010

Date Assignment Reading Subject
Sep 02 timeline Introduction, languages & paradigms, Eclipse, homework, history
Sep 07 HW1 HtDP2e chap. 1 Scheme: history & philosophy; typed data; defining variables & functions, conditionals
Sep 09 HtDP2e chap. 2 Scheme: type-checking, structures
Sep 14 HW1 due; HW2 Help with homework; structures
Sep 15 Last day to add classes
Sep 16 DrScheme Help Desk Scheme: inheritance, define-type, type-case
Sep 21 HtDP2e chap. 4 Scheme: lists, trees, and recursion thereon
Sep 23 Project 1 PLAI chaps. 0-3 Concrete and abstract syntax; compiling and interpreting
Sep 26 HW1 rewrite due
Sep 28 HW2 due; HW3 PP chaps. 27-28 Scheme: local definitions, higher-order functions, lambda
Sep 30 Last day to drop classes, change grading option, switch sections, add independent study
Sep 30 PP chaps. 27-28;
notes, Scheme examples
Scheme: local definitions, higher-order functions, lambda
Oct 05 PP chaps. 29-30;
notes, Scheme examples
Scheme: I/O, mutation, sequential programming
Oct 07 HW4 C++: history & philosophy;
type-safety, garbage-collection, run-time polymorphism
Oct 12 Discuss HW3 and Project 1
Oct 14 HW3 due Wisconsin Lesson 1 Discuss HW3 and Project 1;
using a C++ compiler, types & operators, declarations, I/O,
control structures, functions, parameter passing
Oct 19 Project 1 due; Project 2 PLAI chaps. 12-14 Interpreting an imperative language; Project 2
Oct 21 Moving from Java to C++;
Wisconsin Lesson 2
C++: more on control structures, functions, parameter passing; pointers, references, memory management
Oct 26 HW5 Moving from Java to C++ C++: arrays, vectors, and strings
Oct 28 HW4 due Moving from Java to C++;
Wisconsin Lesson 3
C++: classes, data members, member functions, constructors, header files, separate compilation
Nov 02 HW6 Moving from Java to C++;
Wisconsin Lesson 4
C++: copy constructors, destructors, assignment operators, inheritance and polymorphism
Nov 03 Last day to withdraw from classes
Nov 04 Wisconsin Lesson 5 C++: operator overloading, catch up and review
Nov 09 HW7 Adventure in Prolog chaps. 1-7 (which nobody had even started reading) Prolog: history & philosophy; variables & predicates; arithmetic; defining rules
Nov 11 Project 2 due Adventure in Prolog chaps. 1-5 Prolog in practice: using SWI Prolog
Nov 16 HW5 due Adventure chaps. 6-7 Prolog: arithmetic and "assert"
Nov 18 HW7 due; HW8 Adventure chaps. 8-9 Prolog: recursion and data structures
Nov 23 HW6 due Adventure chaps. 10-11 Prolog: unification and lists
Nov 25 Thanksgiving: no classes
Nov 30 Adventure chaps. 13-15 Prolog: cut, programming tricks, difference lists
Dec 02 Prolog: catch up and review
Dec 07 language presentations
Dec 09 HW8 due language presentations
Dec 14 make-up day
Dec 21 270 final exam, 1:00-3:00 PM