Bad Shortcuts

Sometimes, trying to take a shortcut can make your life more difficult: Today I didn’t plan on staying long after giving my two lectures, COMP 202 at 10 AM and COMP 311 at 1 PM, so I felt I didn’t need to bring my notebook to do some “serious” work. What I had forgotten, though, was that the room in which COMP 311 is held does not have a podium PC, and I didn’t realize that until I had already arrived at my office.

So I had to go back home during my lunch break to get the notebook. I should have just brought it in the first place.

I ended up going through detailed hand evaluations for the first and third sample program, both in call-by-value and call-by-name, and discussed the second program at a higher level, because it was less interesting.

I extracted some new pictures from today’s lecture, Dictionaries & Hashing (#22):


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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