CS 596 OODP
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CS 596 OODP
Assignment 1 String Library
Due: Tuesday, Sept. 5
1. Your boss has noticed that your group frequently uses strings in their
programs. Thus your boss has decided to implement a string library. Each
programmer has been asked to provide a list of string operations they think
should be in the library. For each operation provide a name for the operation,
arguments required for the operation, and a one sentence description of the
operation. (Note, it should be possible "cheat" and look up string operations
in a existing library or text book. Please resist that urge on this
2. How could one evaluate the operations proposed for the string class library.
That is some operations may be" better" than others. What does it mean to say
that one operation is better than another?
3. A language like C contains a few basic data types like integers, array, and
records. C does not contain higher level data types like strings. What other
high level data types would useful to have in a C library? By useful I mean
a) the data type should be used in programs reasonably frequently
b) using the data type would save programmers time in implementing programs.