# 程序代写案例-ENGR151

ENGR151 — Accelerated Introduction
to Computer and Programming
Project 2
Manuel — UM-JI (Fall 2021)
• Include simple comments in the code
• Split the code over several functions
• Extensively test your code and impove it
• Start early and respect the milestones
• Update the README file for each milestone
• Update the Changelog file between two milestones
• Archive the files (*.{zip|tar}) and upload on Canvas
1 Project Setup
After successfully taking their very easy MATLAB midterm Haruka, Kana, and Chiaki, want to know more about
programming. So they are thinking of the best way to learn and practice C, but would like it to be fun. Keeping this
idea in mind, Haruka suggests to implement their favorite card game, One Card, a very simple shedding game, that is
a game where the goal is to be the first one to get rid of all his cards.
The three sisters are pretty happy with this idea, and Kana feels this is a perfect opportunity to really practice good
quality coding, and better understand why and how to best organise a large programs.
Overview
One Card is a rather simple game played by n persons over a pre-decided number of rounds r . A total of d decks
of Poker cards, excluding Jokers, are shuffled and c cards are offered to each player. Before the game start each
player is offered an extra card to determine the playing order. This game is then discarded. The game will be played
counter-clockwise, starting with the player who received the extra card with lowest rank. Once the playing order has
been decided all those initial n cards are directly put in the discard pile. Finally, the game starts with the first card of
the stock pile being posed face-up, to initiate the rank and suit.
As the game starts each player, following the defined order, plays exactly one card either following the rank or the suit
defined by the previous card. Any played card directly goes into the discard pile, and anyone who is unable to play
should draw a card from the top of the stock pile. If the stock pile is exhausted, the discard pile is shuffled and used
as stock pile.
As soon as a player has discarded all his cards the rounds stops. All other players receive a penalty equal to the number
of cards left in their hands. The player who won the round initiates the following one, all the other rules remain
unchanged. At the end of the r rounds the final score of each player is determined by summing up of all his penalties.
The person with highest score wins. In case of equality more than one player can be declared winner.
Cards
Cards split into four main categories:
• Attack:
– Cards with rank 2: the next player draws two cards from the stock pile;
– Cards with rank 3: the next player draws three cards from the stock pile;
• Defense:
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– Cards with rank 7: cancel an attack, i.e. do not draw any card if a 2 or a 3 was played before;
• Action:
– Queen cards: reverse the playing order from counter-clockwise to clockwise or clockwise to counter-
clockwise;
– Jack cards: skip the next player;
• Regular: any other card has no special effect and is only used to match the previous card’s rank or suit;
Notes on cards and attacks:
• The effect of the attack cards is cumulative.
• A Queen or a Jack, of same suit as the previous card, can be played to redirect an attack on the previous player,
or the player after the next one, respectively;
• When under an attack, a player not playing any special card (2, 3, 7, Q, J) must draw cards from the stock pile,
and this ends his turn;
For instance last week when the three sisters took a break during their revision fo the MATLAB exam they played One
Card and the following scenario occurred. As Chiaki played “2 Diamonds”, Kana “3 Diamonds”, and Haruka “3 Spades”,
everybody expected to see Chiaki drawing eight cards, but she played a Queen such that in the end Haruka had to
draw them.
2 Project goals and program structure
As Haruka, Kana, and Chiaki all agree on the importance of a good code structure they decide to follow the advice
of their VG101 instructor to never start coding before precisely knowing what to do. Hakura in particular highlights
that if they organise their code well they can easily adjust it in the future to add new features without rewriting much.
Kana adds that during the C part of their course they will probably learn new things that could be helpful to their
project. However it might lead to substantial rewriting of the code as their understanding of programming improves.
Chiaki concludes that it is like in real life for developers: they write a program, then check what parts can be improved
or made more efficient, then they adjust and fully rewrite some of the code until everything is as good as it can be.
To ensure they go in the right direction they start discussing what they want to achieve.
Project goals
The three sisters starts by thinking of the big picture, what they want there program to do. Obviously they need
players and cards, so it makes sense to define options specifying the number of players, how many cards each one of
them gets, and the number of decks to be used. Kana recalls that the number of rounds should also be flexible, so an
option is also needed for that. Beyond those basic arguments they would also like their program to define a log file
saving all the details of a game, and to feature a demo mode. Of course they do not forget the usual help explaining
how to run the program and use the options. Note that both abbreviated and long options must be supported, e.g.
help should be displayed when either of the -h or --help command line option is provided.
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sh \$ ./onecard -h
-h|--help print this help message
--log filename write the logs in filename (default: onecard.log)
-n n|--player-number=n n players, n must be larger than 2 (default: 4)
-c c|--initial-cards=c deal c cards per player, c must be at least 2 (default: 5)
-d d|--decks=d use d decks 52 cards each, d must be at least 2 (default: 2)
-r r|--rounds=r play r rounds, r must be at least 1 (default: 1)
-a|--auto run in demo mode
Now that the three sisters have clearly defined the main lines of their project, they start thinking of the best approach
to minimize their work. For instance Haruka emphasizes that the number of players participating in the game should
not impact the clarity and complexity of their code. Similarly, there is no point in writing a completely different program
or set of functions for the demo mode: it should take advantage of the regular functions used by other players.
Keeping these ideas in mind they want to define some generic output that can be easily generated independently of
the number of players or running mode. A first step would be to always display card following a same order, this will
clearly facilitate the choice of the players and the reading of the log file1. After some discussions they all agree on the
following arbitrary order for display:
Spades < Hearts < Diamonds < Clubs,
and if two cards suits are the same, then use
2 < 3 < · · · < 10 < Jack < Queen < King < Ace.
Once this issue solved, the sisters think of the playing experience. If we have several players on different computers
then it is no problem to ask each of them to take turns and play. However if they use the same computer there is a
need to redraw the screen after each turn to ensure the next player does not see the cards of the current one. That
is an especially important detail that they will need to consider. In fact based on what they learnt in the labs it is very
likely that refreshing the screen is done differently from one operating system to another, so redrawing the screen will
probably require a bit of research to ensure a full compatibility with all of them. Aside of that, a simple question and
answer format should be enough to display the previously played card, the user’s cards and allowing him to play.
After some discussion they decide to go with this basic approach and structure their code well such that they can
replace this basic User Interface (UI) by a more advanced and fancier one if they have time. At this stage the only
thing left for consideration is the format of the log file, which is similar to what the demo mode should be displaying,
itself being based on the regular multi-player version.
comments, everything after a #, will not appear in their program…
1This only makes sense for the player’s hand. In particular, the shuffle deck should not follow that order when written in the log file
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########################
# #
# Welcome to One Card! #
# #
########################
---- Initial setup ----
Number of rounds: 1
Number of decks: 2
Number of players: 2
Shuffling cards...
Shuffle result: # shuffle result only displayed in log and demo mode
... # more results skipped here
Dealing cards...
# only display current user for a real game, server and demo mode show all players
Player 1: Spades 2, Spades 10, Hearts 2, Diamonds A, Clubs 3
Player 2: Spades 7, Diamonds 8, Diamonds 9, Clubs 6, Clubs 8
Determining the playing order...
Player 1: Heart 2
Player 2: Diamon Queen
---- Game start ----
First card: Hearts A
Player 1 plays: Heart 2
# clear screen here for a real game and show the previously played card (Heart 2)
Player 2 draws: Spades Q, Clubs A
Player 2 cards: Spades 7, Spades Q, Diamonds 8, Diamonds 9, Clubs 6, Clubs 8, Clubs A
Player 1 cards: Spades 10, Diamonds A, Clubs 3
... # more details skipped here
Stock pile exhausted. Shuffling the discard pile and restore the stock pile
Player 1 plays: Diamands A
Player 1 wins!
---- Stats ----
Round 1 result:
Player 1: 0, total: 0
Player 2: -3, total: -3
Round 1 ends.
Once they precisely know what they expect to complete and how they could extend their game in the future, the three
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sisters move on to the program structure. They design it to specifically fulfill all their goals.
Program structure
One of the fundamental concept when developing a project is layer programming. It brings much flexibility while also
saving much rewriting when adjusting the code and allowing faster debugging in case of problem. The idea is to
organise the code in term of layers and prevent any function for a lower layer to call functions from a higher layer.
Functions from a higher layer can use functions in the same layer or a layer below.
In the case of their game the Haruka and Chiaki identify three main layers from lowest to highest:
Layer 1. Functions and structures needed for the well functioning of the game:
• Data structures definitions, e.g. cards, player;
• Basic function to handle the data structures;
Layer 2. Functions needed to play the game:
• General functions applying to all players (server):
– Initialise a game;
– Add players to a game;
– Start, proceed, and end a game;
– Prepare the game stats, e.g. scores;
• Function specific to each player (client):
– A function to init a new player, with player information, e.g. score, cards, etc.;
– A function to play a card according to the last card played by the previous player;
Layer 3. Function needed for the user to interact with the computer and play:
• A function to display the current status of the game, e.g. cards in hand, the previously played card, etc.
• A function allowing the player to choose what he wants to do;
• A Demo mode, showing a randomly generated game being played;
As Kana does not really understand why her sisters structured the program this way Haruka explains layer programming
with an example. Keep in mind that the goal is to save time and render the program clearer. So now imagine that
functions in Layer 1 could call functions in Layer 3. Then lets say a function from Layer 3 that used to take two int
as input now takes one double and one int. Then any function that uses it must be rewritten, i.e. changes in Layer 3
might impact functions in Layer 1. This would be very bad since for instance changing the way a player interacts with
the computer would mean redefining low level data structures which are also used in Layer 2. In other words the whole
program would need to be rewritten, just for a simple adjustment!
Besides, since the third layer is the UI having it as the top layer, separated from the rest of the program, allows the
programmer to write different kinds of UI. For instance a programmer could start with an text UI but then decide to
implement a Graphical User Interface (GUI). With layer programming the UI has no impact on the rest of the program,
so adding new types is very simple. Similarly once all the lower level functions are ready a demo mode is simple the
exact same functions as for real users, but called with random parameters…
As emphasized by Haruka and Chiaki, their layers are to be used as rough guidelines and some minor adjustments might
be needed, and new functions or data structures added. It is even possible to add more layers as long as no lower layer
needs a higher one.
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Now that kana fully understands the layers defined by her sisters they all start discussing what data structures to use.
Unfortunately at the moment they do not know much so they decide to use simple arrays as in MATLAB. They have
a very quick look at chapter 7 in their course and notice that arrays are easy to define and use, so it should not be a
problem. However they feel something better can be done.
While arrays are good it seems a new concept is also introduced in chapter 7: pointers. As this seems more complicated
it is worth starting with arrays and when they master pointers, after completing homework 6, change their code to use
this new tool. Chiaki recalls what she mentioned earlier: it is common when programming to write some code and
change it later to improve it, this is exactly what they should do when they learn about pointers.
After a bit of thinking they come to the conclusion that they would need two main types of data structure: (i) one
that allows to quickly move from one player to another in a “circle”, and can be reverted at no cost when a Queen is
played; and (ii) one that can automatically resize itself to store all the cards in the discard and stock piles.
At hearing the word “circle” Haruka reacts: “I guess it could be easy, or at least not too hard, to construct a circular
structure. But how to get the concept of ‘counter-clockwise’?” Chiaki starts thinking and agrees that for human it
makes sense, but what about the computer, or players connected over a network? Pushing Chiaki’s reasoning further
Kana concludes that they could simply adjust the order since the real life setup does not apply to the computer version.
As long as they have a clear rule to define it and they explain it in their documentation it should not cause any problem.
From what they understand in their programming course, memory should not be wasted. In that context what is the
point of having an array with 208 cards to accommodate four decks when the discard pile has only a few items? It
would be perfect to automatically resize as it grows…
They heard from previous students that those ideas will be studied in homework 6, so they eagerly wait for its release,
but in the meantime they use arrays to ensure they do not run into any last minute issue with their design and get
more practice in C.
The project features three milestones, the last one corresponding to the final submission. Each milestone should take
about a week to complete. For each milestone students must submit their current code with all the usual relevant files
attached as well as with a short Changelog.txt file that describes the progress done since the last submission.
Milestones
A commonly observed mistake is for students to try to go faster than others. Some decide to skip tasks or not
follow the proposed order. This usually only results in wasted time and frustration. So please only proceed with
next milestone when you have completed the previous one. In each milestone description, pay attention to the
footnotes listing where some of the tasks are studied. Make sure to complete those exercises before jumping into
To discover the content of a milestone click on the corresponding link: Milestone 1, Milestone 2, and Final submission.
Bonuses
A students not fully completing all the compulsory tasks will not receive any bonus. Optional tasks bringing a reward:
• All players to play more than one card on their turn;
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• Draw the cards using ASCII art;
• Use an external library to draw in the terminal, e.g. ncurses;
• Use a toolkit to implement a GUI, e.g. GTK;
• Create a real game setup that can be played over a network (Appendix A);
4 Project submission
Before submitting the project on Canvas, ensure the project compiles on JOJ.
• A project not compiling with the following flags will not be graded:2
-O2 -Werror -Wall -Wextra -Wconversion -Wvla -Wpedantic -std=c11
• A project submission which directly crashes when run will not be graded;
• JOJ can be used to ensure the written code compiles and complies with the C standard; If using a tt Makefile or
cmakelists.txt file with JOJ, ensure the above flags are enabled;
the code;
• While a project must compile and run on all platforms, it is allowed for a platform to benefit from more advanced
features, e.g. ASCII art on Linux; However the basic version must still run in all platforms, e.g. without ASCII
art on Windows and MacOS;
5 FAQ
This section lists Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
1. I have no idea where to start and what to do.
Log on Piazza and discuss with other students and the teaching team. Clearly explain what you do not understand,
and why you feel stuck, do not ask for a solution. If several opinions appear to be valid determine which ones
is the best and most reasonable. Document your choices in the README file. Feel free to edit or refine others’
questions and answers. To ensure everybody benefits from the question and its answer no question will be
2. I am very busy with the project and do not have time to work on the assignments.
Change your work strategy: first solve the assignments and then move on to the project. Several exercises
from the assignments can be partially reused in the project. Directly starting with a hard task is a waste of
time. Assignments are designed to help you progress, and milestones have been organised with the assignments
in mind.
3. Is there any easy and clean way to parse command line arguments?
Look at the file getopt.h.
4. I am expected to get my program to run on all the common Operating Systems (OS), but I am running only one
of them. How can I check?
2For more information on errors and warnings that can caught by the compiler refer to gcc documentation.
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In the basic version of the game, the only feature that require to call of an OS specific function is the redrawing
of the screen. Search how to do it for each of the most common OS (Windows, Mac OSx, and Linux), then use
the “family” of #ifdef, #define instructions to detect the running environment and ensure the correct function
is used.
5. How should I provide the location of the logfile?
A file location can be expressed using either a relative or an absolute path. As the absolute path is “computer
specific” it is not a good idea to defined any absolute path in the program. Therefore in this project only relative
path should be used inside the program. A user should however be able to use either an absolute or relative path
when providing a file location as a command line argument.
A Develop a REAL game!
In real life, the game server and client are always separated into two programs, and run on different computers. They
can communicate using some protocols that need to be precisely specified. The three sisters would like to work on
that when they have completed all the other tasks.
There is no restriction on the strategy allowing the separated server and clients to communicate. The minimum
requirement to obtain a bonus is the ability of a server to run separately from the clients while being able to communicate
with them. A larger bonus will reward work that can run over a network.
The sisters found the following information that they decide to use as a reference, without necessarily exactly following
it. In particular they notice that to allow their work to be compatible with yours they need to follow a precise API that
will ensure the compatibility between all the servers and clients regardless of their authors.
Socket Communication
In practice, socket usually refers to a socket in an Internet Protocol (IP) network, where a socket may be called
an Internet socket. This is for instance how the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), a protocol for one-to-one
connections, works. In this context, sockets are assumed to be associated with a specific socket address, namely the
IP address and a port number on the local node. Similarly a socket address is also defined on the remote node, such
that its associated socket can be reached by the remote process. Associating a socket with a socket address is called
binding.
Once an address has been bound to a socket, the program that created it starts to receive, i.e listen, messages sent to
that address. The sample code provided in the files socket.c, socket.h, and socket_demo.c, illustrate how messages
API (Application Programming Interface)
In order to communicate between server and clients, they should both agree on a series of criterion often called
Application Programming Interface (API).
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B Milestones
A commonly observed mistake is for students to try to go faster than others. Some decide to skip tasks or not
follow the proposed order. This usually only results in wasted time and frustration. So please only proceed with
next milestone when you have completed the previous one. In each milestone description, pay attention to the
footnotes listing where some of the tasks are studied. Make sure to complete those exercises before jumping into
Milestone 1
In this milestone two tasks are pre-studied in the lab and worksheets. Please ensure you have worked on the corre-
sponding exercises before implementing them. This will save much time and energy.
• Define the card structure;3
• Define the player structure;
• Accept command line arguments;4
• Write a function to play a card;
• Write a function to draw (take) a card;
3Studied in worksheet 6.
4Studied in lab 5 (optional part).
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Milestone 2
In this milestone two tasks are pre-studied in the homework. Please ensure you have worked on the corresponding
exercises before implementing them. This will save much time and energy.
• Define the deck data structure using an array;
• Arrange all the players in an array;
• Write a function to shuffle decks of cards;5
• Write a function to sort decks of cards;5
• Write a function to deal the cards to the players;
• Write a function to decide the first player;
• Write functions allowing several players to play to-
gether;
• Write a function to calculate the round and game
results;
5Studied in homework 5, exercise 5.
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Final submission
In this milestone the two hardest tasks are pre-studied in the homework. Please ensure you have worked on the
corresponding exercises before implementing them. This will save much time and energy.
• Use a circular double linked list for the players;6
• Use a dynamic array to handle the stock and discard piles;7
• Write a function to restore the stock pile;
• Write a function to dump the game details into a log file;
• Complete both the real game and the demo mode;
• Proof-read you code and ensure it is fully complying with the C standard, C11 revision;
6Studied in homework 6, exercise 7.
7Studied in homework 6, exercise 5.
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