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Thu, 20 Apr 2000 16:24:18 -0400
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John,

> Like Mike's my publisher also make solutions to all exercises available to
> instructors.  I also include the solutions in the back of the book to
about
> one third of the 560 exercises.

What about the rest of us who are NOT instructors and are also
NOT students?  It would be nice to have access to the solutions
to compare against our idea of the implementation, etc.

Frank

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John McCormick [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 3:10 PM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: [Off topic] palindromes
>
> At 10:37 AM 4/20/2000 -0400, Michael Feldman wrote:
>
> >Solving problems that appear at the ends of chapters, and so on,
> >is part of the homework. Authors do not usually give out full
> >solution sets to the public, for precisely this reason. In my case,
> >my publisher stores a solution set in a password-protected ftp site,
> >to which (only) a bona fide instructor can gain access. The student
> >told me privately that his class is using John McCormick's fine book;
> >perhaps John will weigh in here with a comment.
>
> Mike, thanks for the compliment!  Particularly since I admire your books
> so
> much.
>
> Like Mike's my publisher also make solutions to all exercises available to
> instructors.  I also include the solutions in the back of the book to
> about
> one third of the 560 exercises.
>
>
> >Please take heed and lend your support to the educational process.
> >Team-ers, I promise not to undercut your work, if you promise not
> >to undercut mine.:-)
>
> Well put!
>
> I want to applaud the student's honesty in telling us that he was working
> on a class assignment.  I've seen a lot of requests for answers to
> exercises in my textbooks posted as though they were not class
> assignments.
>
>  I thought that the initial hints given on by Team-Ada members were
> reasonable responses.  Hopefully they were enough to get him to complete
> the task BEFORE the complete answer was posted.
>
> John
>
>
>
>
>
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