[Csci551-talk] Unix Network Programming code
johnh at ISI.EDU
Fri Mar 25 08:28:57 PST 2005
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 18:40:46 PST, Michael Stephens wrote:
>Are we allowed to reuse some of the code from the Unix Network Programming book?
>For instance, there are some nice functions for terminating when an
>error occurs, as well as a nice readline function.
>Now that I have read the book and seen these functions, if I were to
>write those functions myself they would look strikingly similar to the
>ones in the book.
In some cases I will permit students to reuse code from books or
freely available (or even commercial) libraries.
If you're interested in doing that, you MUST:
1. explicitly e-mail the TA and me saying what library it is (ideally
with a pointer to the code or book
2. ALSO list this same information in your README file.
To give us time to reply, the e-mail request for must be sent more
than 48 hours before the general project deadline.
(In general, using common libraries is a very good thing. But I don't
want there to be ANY confusion about what code can be used or not,
because reusing code without being clear about it is plagerism and
will get you an F for the whole course. The best way I've found to
handle this is to discuss it on a case-by-case basis with individual
Also, a reminder: reusing code from your friends or soliciting others
to do your code is clearly plagerism. DON'T DO THAT!
If you have any questions about if your coding falls in these
categories, please talk to me.
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