Hints for OOP344 Assignment 1

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OOP344 - 20113


  1. - Allocate memory to size of strlen(str).
  2. -copy the content of str into allocated memory.
  3. - If ESCAPE is hit, copy the content of allocated memory back to str.
  4. - Make sure before the function ends, deallocates the allocated memory.


  1. You wanna turn on and off Overwrite every time INSERT key is hit.
  2. INSERT mode is default value. if you press INSERT once, Overwrite Mode will be turn ON and INSERT mode will be turn OFF.
  3. If you press INSERT again, INSERT mode will be turn ON and Overwrite Mode will be turn OFF
  4. I dont think there is anything else you should do with INSERT key beside Toggling INSERT MODE and OVERWRITE MODE.

Printable KEY: // if( key is withing printable character's code){

     //   if (*instermode){
     //   do something with str[*strOffset+ *curPosition]
     //   }
     //   else{
     //   do something else with str(.....
     //   }


Diagram link: http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk241/Kamunist/oop_diagram.png
I am not the owner of the diagram above. I just want to explain it.

  • The string will initially start at coordination(column,row).
  • Offset is an integer that show how many characters are hidden.
  • FieldLength is the length of the display box. It decide the maximum number of character you want to display.
  • CurorPos is the cursor position within the display box. For example, if your FieldLength is 10, your cursor position can be from 1-10.
  • Max str length is used when FieldLength is 0. It decide the length of your str so that it will fit on the screen(with no wrap).