This week we will learn about the Function Design Recipe. The Function Design Recipe is a technique that will help you achieve the goal of this course: to write beautiful programs.
The Function Design Recipe has 6 steps:
We will spend most of the week (Lessons 1.2-1.6) on Step 1, Data Design. We will write down a recipe for doing a data design, and we wil learn about templates, which enable us to process data by simply filling in the blanks.
We will learn about the other steps of the design recipe, and we will learn about the first of our design strategies, called "function composition."
Prologue and Part I from the textbook, which cover an introduction to programming, fixed-size data, and the Basic Student Language in Racket.
The two meetings of CS 5011, which start next week, will act as supervised laboratories where you can work on this assignment, but please do as much as you can before coming to lab.
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