Princeton University
Computer Science Department

Computer Science 217
Introduction to Programming Systems

Andrew Appel

Fall 2017


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Overview

The schedule will change throughout the course. Please check it frequently.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00AM L01: Andrew Appel L01: Andrew Appel
11:00AM
12:30PM P04: Xiaoyan Li
P04A: Donna Gabai
P04: Xiaoyan Li
P04A: Donna Gabai
1:30PM P01: Iasonas Petras P05: Xiaoyan Li
P05A: Gregory Gundersen
P01: Iasonas Petras
P05: Xiaoyan Li
P05A: Gregory Gundersen
2:30PM
3:30PM P02: Iasonas Petras P06: Donna Gabai
P06A: Oluwatosin Adewale
P02: Iasonas Petras
P06: Donna Gabai
P06A: Oluwatosin Adewale
4:30PM
5:30PM
6:30PM
7:30PM P03: Austin Le P07: Seo Young Kyung P03: Austin Le P07: Seo Young Kyung
8:30PM


Week-by-Week


Week 0: 9/11 - 9/17

Reading (required): C Programming (King) 1

Reading (required): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 1 (available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section)

Lecture 1: (Thursday) Introduction; C Overview [6-up]


Week 1: 9/18 - 9/24

Reading (required): C Programming (King) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 20.1

Reading (recommended, for reference only): C Programming (King) 21

Reading (recommended): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 2

Reading (recommended): Unix Tutorial for Beginners

Reading (recommended): GNU Emacs Tutorial

Reading (recommended): Wikipedia "Deterministic finite automaton" article

Precept 1: (Monday/Tuesday) Introduction; The Computing Environment; Program Preparation

Lecture 2: (Tuesday) A Taste of C [6-up]

Precept 2: (Wednesday/Thursday) Linux; Bash; Emacs

Lecture 3: (Thursday) Number Systems [6-up]

(Sunday 9/24) Introductory Survey Assignment Due (at 9:00PM)


Week 2: 9/25 - 10/1

Reading (required): C Programming (King) 14, 15

Reading (recommended): GNU GDB Tutorial

Precept 3: (Monday/Tuesday) Simple C Programs; C Fundamentals

Lecture 4: (Tuesday) The Design of C (Part 1) [6-up]

Precept 4: (Wednesday/Thursday) Multi-File C Programs; GDB

Lecture 5: (Thursday) The Design of C (Part 2) [6-up]

(Sunday 10/1) De-Comment Assignment Due (at 9:00PM)


Week 3: 10/2 - 10/8

Reading (required): C Programming (King) 8, 9, 11, 12, 13

Reading (recommended): The Practice of Programming (Kernighan & Pike) 6

Reading (recommended): GNU Make Tutorial

Precept 5: (Monday/Tuesday) C Pointers and Arrays

Lecture 6: (Tuesday) Testing [6-up]

Precept 6: (Wednesday/Thursday) C Arrays and Strings

Lecture 7: (Thursday) Building [6-up]


Week 4: 10/9 - 10/15

Reading (required): C Programming (King) 16, 17

Reading (recommended): The Practice of Programming (Kernighan & Pike) 1, 2, 5

Precept 7: (Monday/Tuesday) C Command-Line Arguments; C Structures; C Dynamic Memory Management

Lecture 8: (Tuesday) Program and Programming Style; Debugging notes 1 [6-up]

(Tuesday 10/10) String Module Assignment Due (at 11:00PM)

Precept 8: (Wednesday/Thursday) The Meminfo Tool; Abstract Data Types in C

Lecture 9: (Thursday) Data Structures; Debugging notes 2 [6-up]


Week 5: 10/16 - 10/22

Reading (required): C Programming (King) 19

Reading (recommended): The Practice of Programming (Kernighan & Pike) 4, 8

Precept 9: (Monday/Tuesday) C Void Pointers; The Symbol Table Assignment

Lecture 10: (Tuesday) Modularity [6-up]

Precept 10: (Wednesday/Thursday) C Function Pointers; A DynArray ADT

Lecture 11: (Thursday) Modularity design principles [6-up]

(Sunday 10/22) Symbol Table Assignment Due (at 9:00PM)


Week 6: 10/23 - 10/29

Reading (required): C Programming (King) 10, 18

Reading (recommended): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 5.1-5

Reading (recommended): The Practice of Programming (Kernighan & Pike) 7

Reading (recommended, for reference only): OProfile Manual

Precept 11: (Monday/Tuesday) C Declarations and Definitions

Lecture 12: (Tuesday) Performance profiling [6-up]

Precept 12: (Wednesday/Thursday) NO PRECEPT

Lecture 13: (Thursday) Midterm Examination (Midterm Exam Preparation Document, Midterm Exams and Answers from Previous Semesters, This Semester's Exam, Answers to This Semester's Exam)


Week 7: 10/30 - 11/5

(Monday - Sunday) Fall Recess


Week 8: 11/6 - 11/12

Reading (required): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 3 (OK to skip 3.11) (available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section)

Reading (recommended, for reference only): Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual: Volume 1: Basic Architecture

Reading (recommended, for reference only): Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual: Volume 2: Instruction Set Reference

Reading (recommended, for reference only): Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual: Volume 3: System Programming Guide

Reading (recommended, for reference only): Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Optimization Reference Manual

Reading (recommended, for reference only): Using as

Precept 13: (Monday/Tuesday) Assembly Language: Getting Started

Lecture 14: (Tuesday) Assembly Language 1 [6-up]

Precept 14: (Wednesday/Thursday) Assembly Language: Fundamentals, Control Transfer (Part 1)

Lecture 15: (Thursday) Assembly Language 2 [6-up]


Week 9: 11/13 - 11/19

Reading (recommended): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 5.6-15, 7

Precept 15: (Monday/Tuesday) Assembly Language: Control Transfer (Part 2), Instruction Operands, GDB for Assembly Language

Lecture 16: (Tuesday) Assembly Language Function Calls Assembly Language Function Calls [6-up]

Precept 16: (Wednesday/Thursday) Assembly Language: Local Variables, Functions

Lecture 17: (Thursday) Machine Language [6-up]


Week 10: 11/20 - 11/26

Reading (required): C Programming (King) 22

Reading (required): Communications of the ACM "Detection and Prevention of Stack Buffer Overflow Attacks" paper (available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section)

Reading (required): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 8.1-8.3 (available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section)

Precept 17: (Monday/Tuesday) The Buffer Overrun Assignment

Lecture 18: (Tuesday) Exceptions and Processes [6-up]

(Tuesday 11/21) Assembly Language Assignment Due (at 11:00PM)

(Wednesday - Friday) Thanksgiving Holiday


Week 11: 11/27 - 12/3

Reading (required): The C Programming Language (Kernighan & Ritchie) 8.7 (available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section)

Reading (required): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 9 (available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section)

Reading (recommended): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 6

Reading (recommended): Security as a Class of Interface Guarantee, especially if you're interested in computer security (recommended by Prof. Andrew Appel)

Precept 18: (Monday/Tuesday) C Abstract Objects; The HeapMgr Assignment: Introduction

Lecture 19: (Tuesday) Memory Hierarchy [6-up]

Precept 19: (Wednesday/Thursday) The HeapMgr Assignment: Linked List Implementation: Data Structures, Algorithms, and Code

Lecture 20: (Thursday) Dynamic Memory Management [6-up]

(Sunday 12/3) Buffer Overrun Assignment Due (at 9:00PM)


Week 12: 12/4 - 12/10

Reading (required): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 8.4 (available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section)

Precept 20: (Monday/Tuesday) The HeapMgr Assignment: First Assignment Implementation Data Structures and Algorithms, First Assignment Implementation Code (partial), Second Assignment Implementation Data Structures and Algorithms, Second Assignment Implementation Code (partial)

Lecture 21: (Tuesday) Dynamic Memory Management cont'd

Precept 21: (Wednesday/Thursday) The Othello Referee and Tournament Manager Assignment: Introduction

Lecture 22: (Thursday) Process Management [6-up]


Week 13: 12/11 - 12/17

Reading (required): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 8.5 (available through Blackboard in the "Course Materials" section)

Reading (recommended): Computer Systems (Bryant & O'Hallaron) 10

Precept 22: (Monday/Tuesday) The Othello Referee and Tournament Manager Assignment: Processes

Lecture 23: (Tuesday) Input/Output [6-up]

(Wednesday 12/13) Heap Manager Assignment Due (at 10:00PM)

Precept 23: (Wednesday/Thursday) The Othello Referee and Tournament Manager Assignment: Processes (cont.), I/O Redirection, Pipes

Lecture 24: (Thursday) The Ethics of Extreme Performance Tuning [6-up]


Week 14: 12/18 - 12/24

(Monday - Sunday) Winter Break


Week 15: 12/25 - 12/31

(Monday - Sunday) Winter Break


Week 16: 1/1 - 1/7

(Monday - Sunday) Winter Break


Week 17: 1/8 - 1/14

(Monday - Tuesday) Reading Period


Week 17: 1/15 - 1/21

(Monday - Tuesday) Reading Period

(Tuesday 1/16) Dean's Date

(Tuesday 1/16) Assignment Due (at 5:00PM)

(Wednesday - Sunday) Final Examination Period


Week 18: 1/22 - 1/28

(Monday - Sunday) Final Examination Period


All lecture notes are copyright 2001-2017 by Jaswinder Pal Singh, David August, Vivek Pai, Jennifer Rexford, Kai Li, Andrew W. Appel, Randolph Wang, Thomas Funkhouser, David R. Hanson, Larry Peterson, Aarti Gupta, and/or Robert M. Dondero, Jr. All precept handouts are copyright 2001-2017 by Robert M. Dondero, Jr. Permission to reproduce these notes for not-for-profit educational purposes is hereby granted. These notes may not be reproduced for commercial purposes without the express written consent of the author.