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Random whining...
AI assignment 1...
So we have lectures, we studies computer logic there. Probably some of the most boring hours I've had in the last few months. And then, the assignment came. We were given a task to write a sort of game with a prolog interpreter...

We were given a program to interpret code, which greeted us with a "SWI-Prolog comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANT" written in extremely small, barely readable, and highly unfriendly font, a .pdf book as a manual, a task to complete, and a deadline.

Now that most of it is behind me, I believe I can reflect on this whole thing.

The lecturer, apparently, never actually read the book he had given us. He didn't toy around with the program too much either. The book is written for a different program, although similar in nature, had to do a fair bit of googling to make most of the stuff to work. All the pictures, charts, and such are missing from the book. Consult Figure 3.1 my ass! Many predicates which are used in example code are reserved by the actual program I use, and will quite simply not work. You don't get an error message when you run the program you wrote, you won't get one when you'll try to use the function you just wrote, but it'll quite simply refuse to work. You'll spend hours smashing you your head into the wall and trying random things before you'll get it to work. Quite a few examples in the book seem to have never been tested at all. Seriously, how can someone post broken code in an educational book? Good thing I can consult a non-existing Figure 4.3 to find out what it has to do, in order to figure out what's wrong with it... Last year the java lecturer was giving us program examples which didn't work, this year it's code in the books that doesn't work, what's next? Compilers which compile any code into a "Hello World" program?
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From: maksi851222 Date: December 11th, 2005 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)


"...what's next? Compilers which compile any code into a "Hello World" program?"

Есть такая книга - "Как не надо программировать на С++". Так вот, там самый первый пример - всем известпая "Hello, world!" Причем такая же, как во всех книгах, и НЕ РАБОТАЮЩАЯ. Так что может и компиляторов-то не будет. Надо будет вручную, 0 и 1 писать... Кстати, debug.com, которая есть в любой винде (по-крайней мере, по XP), позволяет вводить hex код, который на прямую транслируется в программу (естественно, *.com). Так что не все потеряно! :D
sir_eldoran From: sir_eldoran Date: December 12th, 2005 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)

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Блин, не знаю чего мы такого понаписали, но это мыло подняло н уши мой антивирус :)
From: maksi851222 Date: December 12th, 2005 02:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Мне кажется, он не понял темы: "...." :D
sir_eldoran From: sir_eldoran Date: December 12th, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Дык хрен его знает, на этот раз прошло нормально :)
From: maksi851222 Date: December 12th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Так теперь не "....", а "Re:...." :D

Левый у тебя антивир =)
sir_eldoran From: sir_eldoran Date: December 12th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Они все по понятию левые :)
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