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comment University teaches DOS-style C++, how to deal with it
Didn't see this before. I'm glad to see someone say exactly what I was feeling about some answers (your first paragraph)! Yes the teaching is rather useless, I don't attend the classes anymore but just turn in the programs I need to write. I do it my own way (which is usually pretty bad, coming from CL to C++), encounter lots of things not in the curriculum, and ask programmer friends rather than the professor for advice. This way it's actually kind of fun. Still hope I can find a job before graduating though.
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comment University teaches DOS-style C++, how to deal with it
Thank you, I have thought about this and think you're very right about these two options. The former is more true for me, and I will look for jobs while waiting to see if the courses get more interesting. It is actually a software engineering education, that I chose over computer science since I want to get up to speed sooner and learn through working. Perhaps that explains why I expected a bit more 'real world skills'. :)
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comment University teaches DOS-style C++, how to deal with it
@jwenting, well what if the you took a 64-bit Windows 7 development job, then you're asked to work with that XT running CP/M (whatever that is)? :) Anyway I think this answer is peaceful and reasonable for a course on C++ and it doesn't deserve being downvoted. It's not like Tom's encouraging me to return assignments with QNX system calls just to be rebellious, just standard C++. Aren't standards there for a reason?
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comment University teaches DOS-style C++, how to deal with it
Thank you, yes I'll consider that. If I feel it's going in the wrong direction I can change later, basic courses should be compatible between universes.
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comment University teaches DOS-style C++, how to deal with it
Thank you, I will keep in mind then that you don't think it's enough to say it's a bad course. On a side-note, I didn't mean it ought to be in Linux, just that he could make an effort to inform students about the differences and that there is a standard.
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comment University teaches DOS-style C++, how to deal with it
@littleadv Perhaps you are right and perhaps my expectations are off. I still don't think it's appropriate for a university professor not to care to point out such details, even while teaching if and while. I guess we're not going to agree about that. :)
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comment University teaches DOS-style C++, how to deal with it
Thank you for your reply. I think it's a bit unhelpful, assuming things about my expectations and telling me I'm wrong, or...? I expect to become professional only by having a job, thank you, but I don't have any job offers since I'm a translator/linguist and need a software-whatever diploma to even get interviews. It doesn't matter if I laugh at FizzBuzz, because I have nothing to show. I don't need professors to care about my OS but like @Steve314 said, as an expert I expect him to teach my beginner classmates that there exist things like a standard, non-portability and tricks.
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comment University teaches DOS-style C++, how to deal with it
Good advice, of course, I totally agree. It's just the diploma... :)