CS 371p Spring 2020: Week of 4/20

  1. What did you do this past week?

This week, we started learning about inheritance. I also started working on the next project, Life, by making an outline for the necessary classes and creating the visual studio project to hold and use those classes.

2. What’s in your way?

I need to plan my upcoming week carefully, because I have a lot coming up in the next few weeks. I have to prepare for registration, final exams, and Conway’s game of Life.

3. What will you do next week?

In addition to registration, I will complete the programming project by the weekend. I’ll also start studying for exam 2 the week after next.

4. What was your experience of allocator? (this question will vary, week to week)

While it’s not something I’d considered in the past, it makes sense that you would need to store allocators for vectors, since any data initialized with an allocator would need to be destroyed by the same allocator. I also never thought that the type of allocator was something you could store as a template type, as I believed that template types were used almost exclusively in container classes to store the data type stored in the container, and occasionally the size.

5. What made you happy this week?

This week I went outside to work in the garden. While I was initially worried that I shouldn’t spend time not working so close to the end of the semester, taking a break and going outside was definitely good for my mental well-being.

6. What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?

Make sure to set aside time to spend with your friends and family! It’s especially important when everyone is stuck at home and can’t meet, but even outside the quarantine it’s important for your mental health to stay connected with loved ones.