[Edu-sig] Experience with projecting student screens?

Vern Ceder vceder at canterburyschool.org
Fri Aug 15 14:11:31 CEST 2008

Hi Ivan,

Ivan Krstić wrote:
> On Aug 14, 2008, at 12:29 PM, Vern Ceder wrote:
>> Actually, I've discovered that you can't really write an IRC client
>> without dealing with threading, at least in a light-weight sort of way.
> could you elaborate a bit on this? I'm curious.

I should have made that clearer - it's way too broad as I said it.

I had them writing *terminal* based chat clients, since we hadn't done
much with GUI's at that point. And under those conditions threading is
the easiest way (or at least the easiest way I could think of) to write
a client that behaves the way we're used having a chat client behave -
with messages streaming by as you enter your own messages.

I was actually happy about this, since it was a way to introduce the
topic as a solution they needed to a problem they were trying to solve
(i.e., "my current client really sucks"), rather than just another topic
that would be good to know some day.


This time for sure!
    -Bullwinkle J. Moose
Vern Ceder, Director of Technology
Canterbury School, 3210 Smith Road, Ft Wayne, IN 46804
vceder at canterburyschool.org; 260-436-0746; FAX: 260-436-5137

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