Department of Computer Science
Section A Fall Mon, Wed, Fri 16:30 Section M Winter Mon, Wed, Fri 12:30
2 The Unix programming environment will be
considered at both
[2a] the command level (man 1): shells, utilities, filters, etc., and
[2b] the system call (man 2) and standard library (man 3) levels.
The focus in [2b] is on some Unix operating system user-interface primitives, e.g. fork/exec, file descriptors, read/write, etc. The emphasis here, as in , is on practical exploration.
3 The X Window System will be presented practically, and at the level of the Xlib C-language library interface. The emphasis here also will be on practical exploration, but now with visual graphic feedback. There will also be some theoretical consideration of the protocol and server-client network-transparent architecture, and the X prime directive: "mechanism, not policy".
Students should note that this course has a substantial self-disciplined laboratory component.
Prerequisites: general prerequisites