Assignment 1 (Fall 2013) Q & A

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Q1: How do I submit "two individual reports that consist of peer evaluation, programming experience and team work experience"?

  • Answer: Submit them individually at Blackboard. For peer evaluation, use a scale from 0 (lowest) to 5 (highest).

Q2: When trying to display the value of the col number received in the display function, we saw the ascii char value instead of the integer decimal value that we expected. Can anyone suggest how to display the integer decimal value?

  • Answer: It seems that you've assigned a character (e.g. '7') to an int variable (e.g. x). The value of x is the ASCII value of '7'. If you display the value of x, that's what you will get. The solution is to do the proper conversion (from char to int, and vice versa) correctly. I hope this helps. -- Peter

Q3: Are we supposed to make two brand new files named consolelineedit.cpp and consoleplus.h and compile them with the original console.cpp and console.h or are we supposed to modify the original console.cpp and console.h files and name them consolelineedit.cpp and consoleplus.h?

  • Answer: Keep console.h and consoleplus.h as separate files, same with console.cpp and consolelineedit.cpp.
  • Answer 2: Yes, make two brand new files and don't edit the original files given. (Team 4)
  • Answer 3: Do not forget to use the namespace "cio" when you declare the display and edit funcitons! -- Peter

Q4: To get the offset of the string when moving right or left would we have to allocate memory since we are unable to return the offset to the display function? -- Kabeer

  • Answer: During LEFT or RIGHT we do not need to allocate memory, we just subtract (--) for LEFT or add (++) for RIGHT to change the offset. And we don't need to call the display function during RIGHT/LEFT keys since you just need to set the cursor position at that point. -- Huda (Team 1)

Q5: The curPosition parameter points to the "index of the character in the field at which the cursor is initially placed". Is this where the cursor position is placed before displaying the string or after? And if it is for before the string is displayed: is there a standard location the cursor should be sent after displaying the string? -- Justin