[e2e] Is there an implementation of TCP flow control in NS2?
detlef.bosau at web.de
Tue Sep 13 09:19:13 PDT 2005
Lloyd Wood wrote:
> But complaining about ns misses the point. You may as well complain
I don´t complain about ns. Please don´t misunderstand me there.
I only wanted to say that ns itself and it´s acceptance by the users as
well as its benefit suffer from this situation. But this is not a
problem due to ns.
> about why universities don't teach you practical programming 'here's a
That is more than what I said. However, I´m not willing to accept, that
a CS student can graduate without a sound programing expertise.
That´s exactly the same as if a surgeon could graduate without knowing
to hold a knife.
From my education and from my professional experience, I say that
excellent programing skills are compulsory for any computer scientist.
They are a "must". For a computer scientist a computer is what a knife
is for a surgeon.
> ten-year-old codebase and here's how to figure out how it works'
In some commercial programs, the codebase is even older *sigh* ;-)
(Unfortunately, I have no knowledge about COBOL, RPG and PL/1 and I
don´t like FORTRAN IV very much :-))
> skills. Universities just expect you pick everything up by osmosis;
Which is basically a good strategy.
> hey, get students to spend enough time in a room with computers, and
> maybe they'll learn to control them. The principle works with
> libraries, books and reading, right?
And it works the same way for programing. I once told a student, he
should _READ_ programs. It was always helpful for me to _read_ programs.
Not that stupid samples from textbooks. But reading large programs. And
I even learned countless things and techniques from reading the ns2 source.
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