[ee122] [P1a] Strictness of Output

Daniel Killebrew dank at berkeley.edu
Wed Sep 19 16:00:52 PDT 2007

Blank lines between rounds of communication are fine.
Comment out your debugging output. Wading through it will make finding 
the parts we want to see difficult.


Simon Tan wrote:
> When checking the output of our client/server (to stout/sterr on screen),  
> I am already aware that you will be looking for strings that match up  
> exactly with what is on the spec. However, what about spurious tokens  
> before or after these lines? For example, I prefer to put a blank line of  
> whitespace between 'rounds' of network communication for visibility, or a  
> initial message that confirms whether setting up listening on a socket was  
> successful or not.
> Are these extra characters going to be noticed and invalidate the output?  
> Should I sacrifice elements of usability in submission to an autograder?
> Sample output (from a command prompt through to termination) would be  
> appreciated. Thank you.

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