I would certainly hope that Ovid
(although, not for the sake of Ovid
because it is
unlikely, but for department head). His response sounded
more like something a receptionist might say when the
phones are too busy. Hopefully Masem was correct and he
just forgot to add that they did offer C++. Still, a
I can't imagine a university CS department that doesn't
require their students to take at least one semester or
quarter of Assembler. For me it was one of my most
challenging programming courses and I believe it gave me
much needed insight into what was really going on under the
hood. Believe it or not, PL/1 was the language used for my
first three required programming courses and going straight
into assembler from there was a mind altering experience.
If it had been a technical school, I might agree since they
usually have a narrower focus (and sometimes offer more
obscure languages like RPG--nothing wrong with that
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