A Computer Science Tapestry: Exploring Computer Science with by Owen L. Astrachan

By Owen L. Astrachan

"A machine technological know-how Tapestry" is designed to be used in a primary path in machine technological know-how (CS1) that makes use of C++ as its programming language. This publication covers uncomplicated techniques in programming, application layout and computing device technology in addition to giving scholars an excellent advent to the C++ language. within the new version, Astrachan has placed extra emphasis on object-oriented programming by means of introducing a snap shots library and together with a brand new bankruptcy on object-oriented concepts. He has additionally extra new case stories and "design tips".

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For his work with UNIX, he shared the 1983 Turing award with the codeveloper, Ken Thompson. In his Turing address, Ritchie writes of what computer science is. Computer science research is different from these [physics, chemistry, mathematics] more traditional disciplines. Philosophically it differs from the physical sciences because it seeks not to discover, explain, or exploit the natural world, but instead to study the properties of machines of human creation. In this it is analogous to mathematics, and indeed the “science” part of computer science is, for the most part, mathematical in spirit.

1 What Is a Parameter? In all the programs studied so far, the insertion operator << has been more useful than any programmer-defined function. The insertion operator is versatile because it can be used to write any message to the screen. Any sequence of characters between quotes (recall that such a sequence is termed a string literal) and any arithmetic expression can be inserted onto an output stream using the << operator. 5 Functions with Parameters 45 The << operator can be used to output various things just as the addition operator + can be used to add them.

If a program has no output (or input), it isn’t necessary to include . The # sign is read as either “sharp” or “pound”; I usually say “pound-include” when reading to myself or talking with others. June 7, 1999 10:10 34 owltex Sheet number 25 Page number 34 magenta black Chapter 2 C++ Programs: Form and Function 2. 3. 4. All programs that use standard C++ libraries should have using namespace std; after the #include statements. 3 of Howto A. All programs should include comments describing the purpose of the program.

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