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Most assignments have a common structure. At the top level of an
asst you will find
The command "
make" will compile the solution and
generate the test outputs.
The command "
make install" does the above, copies
Public files to the course's assignment
directory (for release to the students) and copies the
asst.html file into the webcourse.
Locations for the course assignment directory and the webcourse
are controlled by a file
make.base in the parent
directory of the semester's assignments.
asst.html: The web page for the
asst.xml: The control file for web submission of the students' solutions.
asst.pl: The control file for the automatic
A series of directories:
Public: files that will be provided to the students as part of the assignment
Solution: instructor's solution and (after make has been run) copies of all tests
Tests: Test inputs or scripts are stored here as
test001.dat, ... Once "make" has been run,
this directory will also contain files of the expected output
for each test,
test001.out, ... These are produced by
running the compiled instructor's solution
Work: work are used to build and compile the instructor's solution
winwork: work area used to produce a Windows version of the instructor's solution
BaseLine: if present, then this is a directory used to construct data files or preliminary versions of the instructor's solution
File protections are important. The Tests directory be accessible to the autograder. The Solution directory must be available to the secure web server where the WebSubmit system is hosted.