Wed, 8 September 2016, 23:11

A student writes:

> Hi Dr. Patt,
> I'm a student at your Computer Architecture class.
> I just noticed that you (or out TAs) made an improtant change to Part
> II that using "HALT" will prevent the grading system to grade this
> Part. However before I see this I've submitted my Part II and got zero
> score because I used "HALT". Can I request to change my "HALT" to
> "RET" and retest this part ?
> Thank you.
> <<name withheld to protect one who incorrectly thought we changed Part II>>

Actually, we did not change Part II, but just to be sure it is absolutely
clear to all that we are asking for a procedure and not a program, we added
some color and a note to the assignment.  Procedures terminate with a RET
to get back to the calling program, and not a HALT.

If anyone has submitted the program but not for grading, please resubmit
with the HALT replaced with an RET.  If you have already submitted for grading,
and made the same incorrect assumption that we were asking for a program,
rather than a procedure, please let Siavash know so we can deal with your
submission manually.

While I have your attention, let me also tell you that my TAs will hold extra
office hours this weekend, 2 extra hours on Saturday and 6 extra hours on
Sunday.  Time and location will be posted on the course website tomorrow

Good luck getting this first program in by the deadline, and good luck with
the rest of the course.

Yale Patt