Repo exploration for overloading ops in C++ Activity
|Title||Exploring a C++ GitHub repository to learn about operator overloading (page in progress)|
|Overview||Student will search a repo to find a specific class that implements infinite precision arithmetic and answer questions about it|
|Prerequisite Knowledge||Basic CS1 background, including basic C++ class programming concepts|
|Learning Objectives||The student should be able to search GitHub repositories in general; to read code and understand enough to know what overloaded operators do; to understand what inline functions are and when it is appropriate to use them; and to understand the advantages of using overloaded C++ operators and how to create them.|
Before this activity is assigned, the students should be introduced to the concepts of online repositories, free and open source software, and to a very limited extent, the use of GitHub. It is not really necessary to know how to use the version control features of GitHub for this activity because the students are not cloning code or uploading it. They can do this activity entirely by browsing the code on-line.
In terms of their coding knowledge, they should know how to read C++ class interfaces and implementation files, know how to read C++ function definitions, and be able to write C++ programs that use classes.
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