[SIGCIS-Members] Call for "paper"

dave.walden.family at gmail.com dave.walden.family at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 10:44:39 PDT 2015

Chapter 2 of the Michael Jackson book has lots of discussion of coding and debugging on paper.  It also quotes a boast by Dijkstra that none of the examples in his book have been tested on a computer.

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On Sep 2, 2015, at 1:39 PM, Claus Pias <pias at leuphana.de> wrote:

> …just wanted to add that I made the very same experience when studying electrical engineering in the mid 1980’s at RWTH Aachen in Germany. I also vaguely remember that one of the written exams had to be done by ‚pen and paper‘ programming. 
> So I wonder how long this method was practiced and how long the period of retention for written exams lasts in Germany — but with a little luck you may find materials from generations of students in the examination office’s archives of technical universities… ;-)
> Best, Claus
>> Am 02.09.2015 um 19:10 schrieb Molly Des Jardin <mdesjardin at gmail.com>:
>> when I was a CS undergrad at Pitt 1999-2003 we had to write code (pseudocode
>> and otherwise) by hand and create flow charts on paper and whiteboards
>> for class. 
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