CS371p Spring 2022: Week 13

CS371p Spring 2022: Week 13

  1. What did you do this past week? We learned about r-value references, which is denoted in C++ syntax with the double ampersand. We also did an exercise where we implemented move assignment and the move constructor for my_vector. Downing also taught us about move elision, which I will have to review again. Finally, we went over the new project (“Life”) on Friday.
  2. What’s in your way? As the semester is coming to an end, I’m finding it harder and harder to get the motivation I need to get all my stuff done. I hope I don’t end up procrastinating on the final projects for all of my CS classes.
  3. What will you do next week? I will go to class and also review the notes before class. I will also take a closer look at the Life project.
  4. What did you think of Paper 13. What Happens to Us Does Not Happen to Most of You? It makes me a bit nervous to enter the workforce after college as a woman, but hopefully things will be getting better over time. In my internship last year, everyone was very welcoming and I didn’t experience anything similar to what the article said. However, in classes, I have noticed some of these things happening, so it’s still quite common and probably not going to go away anytime soon. We can only try to raise awareness about these issues and educate people about the right thing to do.
  5. What was your experience of r-value references, move constructor, and move assignment? I think the move constructor/assignment would be very useful in terms of conserving memory. It was cool to see the parallels between the two when we reviewed the answers to the exercise for them.
  6. What made you happy this week? I was able to relax a lot this week since I finished up Darwin and my computer graphics project last week. This weekend was also good for me to catch up on sleep.
  7. What’s your pick-of-the-week or tip-of-the-week? To piggyback off of the theme of this week’s paper, I’d like to plug the UT Austin WiCS blog here. We have a bunch of articles written by past WiCS members talking about their experiences in the org and school as a woman! https://www.cs.utexas.edu/~wics/blog.html

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