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I teach an introductory course in which the focus is on learning how the machine works: memory, registers, caches, assembly code, and all that. But it is also the first course in which C is used, and my students do some programming projects that are moderately ambitious for beginning C programmers. It is obviously not kosher for them to post homework questions to Stack Overflow, but many of them have questions about basic C things like the difference between a typedef and a struct tag, the use of function pointers, and so on.

Is it an appropriate use of Stack Overflow for me to direct my students to it as a source of knowledge about C programming and assembly-language programming?

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Thanks for all the help. There were many helpful answers and I made some upvotes, but no single answer stood out enough that I wanted to bless it as "accepted". Thanks for the many thoughtful comments.

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I teach an introductory course in which the focus is on learning how the machine works: memory, registers, caches, assembly code, and all that. But it is also the first course in which C is used, and my students do some programming projects that are moderately ambitious for beginning C programmers. It is obviously not kosher for them to post homework questions to Stack Overflow, but many of them have questions about basic C things like the difference between a typedef and a struct tag, the use of function pointers, and so on.

Is it an appropriate use of Stack Overflow for me to direct my students to it as a source of knowledge about C programming and assembly-language programming?

Update

Thanks for all the help. There were many helpful answers and I made some upvotes, but no single answer stood out enough that I wanted to bless it as "accepted". Thanks for the many thoughtful comments.

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I teach an introductory course in which the focus is on learning how the machine works: memory, registers, caches, assembly code, and all that. But it is also the first course in which C is used, and my students do some programming projects that are moderately ambitious for beginning C programmers. It is obviously not kosher for them to post homework questions to Stack Overflow, but many of them have questions about basic C things like the difference between a typedef and a struct tag, the use of function pointers, and so on.

Is it an appropriate use of Stack Overflow for me to direct my students to it as a source of knowledge about C programming and assembly-language programming?

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I teach an introductory course in which the focus is on learning how the machine works: memory, registers, caches, assembly code, and all that. But it is also the first course in which C is used, and my students do some programming projects that are moderately ambitious for beginning C programmers. It is obviously not kosher for them to post homework questions to Stack Overflow, but many of them have questions about basic C things like the difference between a typedef and a struct tag, the use of function pointers, and so on.

Is it an appropriate use of Stack Overflow for me to direct my students to it as a source of knowledge about C programming and assembly-language programming?

Update

Thanks for all the help. There were many helpful answers and I made some upvotes, but no single answer stood out enough that I wanted to bless it as "accepted". Thanks for the many thoughtful comments.

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I teach an introductory course in which the focus is on learning how the machine works: memory, registers, caches, assembly code, and all that. But it is also the first course in which C is used, and my students do some programming projects that are moderately ambitious for beginning C programmers. It is obviously not kosher for them to post homework questions to Stack Overflow, but many of them have questions about basic C things like the difference between a typedef and a struct tag, the use of function pointers, and so on.

Is it an appropriate use of Stack Overflow for me to direct my students to it as a source of knowledge about C programming and assembly-language programming?

Update

Thanks for all the help. There were many helpful answers and I made some upvotes, but no single answer stood out enough that I wanted to bless it as "accepted". Thanks for the many thoughtful comments.

I teach an introductory course in which the focus is on learning how the machine works: memory, registers, caches, assembly code, and all that. But it is also the first course in which C is used, and my students do some programming projects that are moderately ambitious for beginning C programmers. It is obviously not kosher for them to post homework questions to Stack Overflow, but many of them have questions about basic C things like the difference between a typedef and a struct tag, the use of function pointers, and so on.

Is it an appropriate use of Stack Overflow for me to direct my students to it as a source of knowledge about C programming and assembly-language programming?

Update

Thanks for all the help. There were many helpful answers and I made some upvotes, but no single answer stood out enough that I wanted to bless it as "accepted". Thanks for the many thoughtful comments.

Return to FAQ index

3 [subjective] on meta is used when talking about subjective questions, rather than marking a question as subjective (meta-tags are explicitly discouraged)
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