The Worst C++ Course in the World - EVER!
- Why I won't say where it was taught
- The rather poor workbook
- Introduction, assessment, chronology, encapsulation, inheritance, polymorphism
- Programming standards, C++ keywords, a simple C and C++ equivalent, data types & expressions, ASCII, C++ declarations, Ex. 1
- Variable scope, Data Modifiers, Ex. 2, String functions
- String functions (2), Ex. 3, Use of the typedef keyword, Ex. 4
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Streams, The IOS class, Multiple inheritance, Virtual base classes, Pointers to structures, Pointers to class heirachies and associated problems, Ex. 19, Summary, How to overcome the problems and polymorphism
- Memory allocation, Dynamic memory allocation, Ex. 20, The this pointer, The NULL pointer
- File stream I/O, The IOS commands, cerr, Ex. 21, Ex. 22, Project files, How to set up a project file, Ex. 23
This is the complete text (well, nearly complete!) from the C&G III C++ programmers course being taught at my local college.
It is my intention to re-write it. Please have a browse through the text and let me know if you consider anything really wrong.
I've added a pile of comments to the code which either corrects the mistakes or makes comments which would improve things.
Probably the most telling thing about this is that it falls into the C course
which has been re-written to play lip service to C++ and some of its important
bits, but is still essentially C - this is blatently apparent in the string
handling parts, which uses the C
string.h header rather than
cstring but makes it look like there is no C++
header or C++ string handling facilities.
The course is intended for use on Microsoft Visual C++ 5 so it is vaguely understandable that the likes of namespaces were omitted - education in the UK college sector is underfunded, so the money to upgrade to a roughly standards compliant compiler may not have been there. The course was taken though in 2001, g++ was at version 3.1 so there should have been no reason for having such a poor compiler
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