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#1 2006-10-23 06:40 PM

vijraj
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Registered: 2006-10-23
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Re: c processes

how to use a semaphore?

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#2 2006-10-23 08:51 PM

RobSeace
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Re: c processes

Well, I've seen attempts to get one's homework done for them before, but never
one quite so blatently obvious... ;-)  I mean, where else on Earth but in the brain of
a very bored teacher/professor would such a twisted and pointless coding exercise
ever be dreamed up?? ;-)

Anyway...  If you want help with specific problems you're having, feel free to ask...
But, don't expect anyone to just write your whole coding assignment for you...  We
don't get paid enough to do that... ;-)  Besides, you won't learn anything if you don't
do it yourself...

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#3 2006-10-23 09:10 PM

i3839
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Registered: 2003-06-07
Posts: 2,239

Re: c processes

The pointlessness is hard to bear, but expected. Worse is the horrible example code they show poor students. How are they supposed to become good programmers by seeing ugly code?

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#4 2006-10-29 04:14 AM

mlampkin
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Re: c processes


"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."

Salvador Dali (1904-1989)

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#5 2006-10-29 06:12 PM

RobSeace
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Re: c processes

They obviously edited their post after the fact, probably because they were
embarrased at posting such an obvious homework assignment question here in
full...  But, why they went with such a strange replacement text, I have no idea... ;-)

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#6 2006-10-30 03:06 AM

i3839
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Re: c processes

"They"...?

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#7 2006-10-30 12:44 PM

RobSeace
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Re: c processes

Well, I could say "it", I suppose... ;-)  Otherwise, lacking a gender-neutral pronoun
suitable for refering to humans, I'm forced to abuse the plural pronoun "they", and
make it fill that role, when referring to people of unknown gender...  Or, I could just
logically assume it's a "he", since no woman would be stupid enough to post such a
blatent "Do my homework for me!" attempt... ;-)

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#8 2006-10-30 01:15 PM

i3839
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Re: c processes

Ah, that's an annoying problem indeed, which is a rather modern one I suppose, as people normally could just point to who they mean and yell 'him!' or 'her!' in the past. I go for 'it' mostly, as at least that doesn't have the plural confusion. On the other hand, girls say "hey guys"  to each other too, so perhaps we shouldn't feel too bad when saying "he".

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