CS371p Fall 2021: Sruthi Rudravajjala
What did you do this past week?
This past week I started working on allocator and reviewed pointers and aliases in C++. I also read the paper and attended lecture.
What’s in your way?
On the allocator project my partner and I were confused about many of the operators for the iterator class. After posting on Ed Discussion it clarified a lot of my confusion so we just need to work on allocate and deallocate. I’m hoping we won’t run into too many issues debugging those functions. We haven’t made enough progress to start testing in HackerRank yet.
What will you do next week?
This coming week I will finish allocator and hopefully get to some other work for my classes. I’ve been interviewing and balancing a busy course load so it has been pretty stressful. I’m looking forward to our next break.
If you read it, what did you think of the Paper #8: Liskov Substitution Principle?
I read Liskov Substititution in SWE last semester so this paper was very familiar. I don’t have any questions. It is very similar to the inheritance ideas we talk about in intro CS classes. This paper felt like a good extension of the papers we’ve been reading.
What was your experience of arrays and allocator?
Arrays felt pretty straightforward. I didn’t have many questions. Allocator and its input was a little confusing but much clearer after lecture and the quiz. I remember doing something similar in Computer Architecture but with linked lists so the concept of modeling a heap is not foreign.
What made you happy this week?
Towards the end of the week the weather got a little cooler and that improved my mood a lot. I love fall weather and I’m excited for the coming weeks and to spend some time outside. I also got to spend time with my friends Friday evening which was a good break from the work I’ve been doing lately.
What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week?
My tip of the week is to visit the Austin Public Library rooftop. As the weather improves, I’ll be spending time there studying. It is nice to get away from campus for a little and is a nice change from my typical study spots. I also enjoy that there are some coffee shops around that area so I can get a coffee while I work.