!!! This topic is actually meant for the course C++ Challenges, but there is no category for that on this forum so I’m hijacking this one.
The problem with said course that I keep finding is that it is really unclear, or even impossible to know, how the coded functions should be called, what format the input and output should be, and everything around it. The user cannot know what everything should be until they run the correctness check and deduce from the generated errors what the right names, input, and output should be.
Some examples: the function to reverse a string was
reverse_string(), I could guess that. The function to calculate the Hamming distance had to be called
compute(), a word not present in the description. In my current challenge, where I need to count how many of each letter there are in a DNA sequence, it took me a fair while to understand that I should be using a class
dna with some counting functions.
This does not help at all, and it makes the challenges really bothersome instead of fun and inviting (which a good course should be in my opinion).
Could someone take a look at it and improve on this aspect? Thanks in advance!