Professor Darrel Long Reviews
Prof: Darrel Long / Fall 2021
May 25, 2022
The quarter I took it only 100 people turned in the last assignment out of 450. Many dropped and many were accused of cheating. Do not cheat and make sure you have a good understanding of how to program in C before taking the class. Based on professor and quarter Ive heard difficulty varies.
A bunch of interesting assignments like Huffman encoding and RSA encryption.
Dr. Long is a legend and prestigious computer scientist. As a teacher he’s a bit of a mixed bag. He has very little patience and is a bit of a jerk sometimes. If you ask him a question about how to do something in C (what the class is supposed to teach). He will tell you to “Read the textbook” (K&R).
Read the textbook (K&R)! Read it through before your first class. I wish I had read the textbook before the assignments got difficult (asgn4/5).