homework + obfuscation ... this might work ...

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 22:57:02 CEST 2013


On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM, Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> I have an idea.  Take the threads where students ask the list to do
> their homework for them (but don't have the cojones to admit that's
> what they are doing), and merge them with the obfuscated Python idea.
> A group of people could come up with the solution off-list, then
> answer the poster's original question (no fair asking them to revise
> their poorly specified requirements) with a very obfuscated answer
> on-list.  I think it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall when
> they explain how their programs work to their professors, especially
> if they have little easter eggs embedded in them.

You assume that the professor (or more likely, TA) will take the time
to ask them to explain the program and not just grade them down for
the extra work they had to do.



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