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Unformatted text preview: CS51 Assignment 0: The Best Laid Scheme Due: Friday, 6 February 2009 at 5:00 PM Total Points: 40 In this assignment you will set up your CS51 environment and learn the basics of Scheme. Reference chapters: How To Design Programs, Chs. 2, 3, 4, 9. (See the website for a link to the textbook, or follow the following link: http://www.htdp.org/2003-09-26/Book/ .) 1 Sectioning and bulletin board (2 points total) Exercise 1. 2 points Your first task is to sign up for a section. Sectioning will open on Sunday, Feb. 1, and will end when this assignment is due on Friday, 6 February 2009 at 5:00 PM. When sectioning opens, you will be able to read about how to section here: https://www.section.fas.harvard.edu/ , with detailed instructions at: http://www.registrar.fas.harvard.edu/fasro/sectioning/instructions student.jsp . ( Note 1: The link above will not be active until sectioning opens. Note 2: You must section by Friday, 6 February 2009 at 5:00 PM, even if you plan to use late days on the assignment.) Your second task is to sign up for an account on the course bulletin board and read the bulletin board guidelines . You can find the link to the CS51 BB on the CS51 website; click the Bulletin Board link on the left-hand side of the page, or go to http://cs51.seas.harvard.edu/phpBB3 . As in CS50, the CS51 staff will be able to see your name when you post, but other students will not, so you still have anonymity. If you run into any issues on the problem set, please do not hesitate to post your questions in a new topic under the Problem Set 0 section of the Bulletin Board! A TF will answer any questions you post quickly. 1 3 GETTING STARTED CS51 Assignment 0: The Best Laid Scheme 2 Good style (5 points total) Style is one of the most elusive parts of a computer science problem set, but in this course it will also be one of the most important (remember - we aim to write beautiful code). Detailed style guidelines can be found on the website at http://cs51.seas.harvard.edu/docs/style.pdf (there is also a permanent link on the Course Policies page).You should read and review these very carefully! Every assignment will have some number of style points associated with it; this one has five. I will also remind you that as stated in our Course Policies, all requests for regrades need to go to the Head TFs, who will regrade the entire problem set from scratch. (Thus, your grade may go up or down.) One important thing to note is that we are requiring that your submission be at most 79 characters per line. This is a standard restriction for code; many text editors will automatically default to an 80-character line length, meaning that longer lines will be wrapped, which makes your code harder to read and understand....
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