[Tutor] How to populate a dictionary

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 17 17:02:09 CEST 2008

"bob gailer" <bgailer at gmail.com> wrote

> As I understood it the list policy is:
> 1) not solve homework problems.
> 2) request students to tell us exactly what problems they were 
> running into
>     e.g. expected output, actual output, exceptions, ...
> 3) then give specific suggestions
> We seem to have violated that policy in this case.
> Can we in agreement on the policy?

So far as I know the policy remains as it always was Bob.

> I also prefer list posts to be in plain text rather than various 
> fonts, sizes and colors.

I haven't had that problem. They are all in plain text whenI get them,
but thats probably my mail/news reader settings

> I think that assignment is very poorly worded!

I agree, the recommended sequence to solve is not great,
but it's better than some homework assignments I've seen
posted here.

> Why the busywork of coming up with 100 real dates. What does that 
> have to do with programming?

Agreed, thats just silly. Unless the course is also trying to teach
research skills!

Alan G. 

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