Computer Science 217
Intro to Programming Systems
General Information |
Lecture Schedule |
The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamental background necessary
to understand, design and implement the components of programming systems.
Examples of such components include text editors, assemblers, compilers,
loaders, interpreters, and portions of operating systems. The course is
divided into three major parts, machine organization and assembly language
programming, program design and development, and software tools.
Lectures: TTh 9:00-10:20, Room: CS 105
Professor: Perry Cook -
408 CS Building - 258-4951
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30-3:00PM; Others by arrangement
Tina McCoy -
410 CS Building - 258-1746
To send anonymous comments to the professor, use the anonymous remailer
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||Wednesday 3:30 - 4:20
||Thursday 3:30 - 4:20
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||Monday 2:00 - 2:50
Thursday 2:00 - 2:50
To contact a graduate teaching assistant, either send e-mail, make an appointment,
or stop by the assistant's office. If you need to send mail to all TAs,
the address is cs217@phoenix.
You will be responsible for the material presented in every lecture. Some
of this material will not be in the textbooks.
You should attend one precept each week. You can choose any one among those
You should try to keep going to the same precept as far as possible
since that's how you will be judged for participation (of course if you
miss one you are allowed to go to another).
If you can not attend any of these precepts, see Professor Singh as
soon as possible.
We will administer make-up quizzes only in the case of documented illnesses.
(We do not consider a broken alarm clock to be a documentable illness,
even though the alarm clocks at Princeton seem to be suffering from some
sort of epidemic.)
Please monitor the newsgroup regularly, because we will use it to make
announcements. Note that there are old articles from last semester -- we
left them because we thought they might be useful to folks this semester.
The grade weighting for the semester will be:
|Midterm: || 20%
|Programs: || 45%
|Precepts and Class: || 5%
|Final Programming Project:|| 15%
You should get over to the bookstore soon (now) and purchase at least
Harbison and Steele, and Kernighan and Pike. There will be reading
assignments the first week, and a quiz on Thursday of the 2nd