Minh’s Notes

Human-readable chicken scratch

Minh Nguyễn
November 2nd, 2005



So last night, I finished my only midterm of the quarter, the one for CS106X. I can’t discuss the midterm itself, for the obvious reasons, but as always, I would’ve done so much better had I gotten five extra minutes. Timed tests really aren’t my thing. Time my homework, my daily commute on bike, or my shower, and I just might finish the job on time. But time any test of mine: I won’t do quite as well.

For those of you still learning the basics of C++, the title of this entry tells the compiler to follow the pointer grade to a spot in memory and decrement – that is, subtract one from – the value located there (likely an integer or double). At least, I hope that’s what it means; otherwise, I’ve got quite a bit of studying to do.

Fortunately for me, no compiler in its right mind would want to parse the title of any blog entry.