Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
McGregory Hall, 3rd Floor
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346
(tel) 315.228.7719
Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Event Detail

Department tea: global variables: friend or foe?

Start: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 11:20 a.m.
End: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, noon
Location: CS department lounge

Are global variables really that bad? Although this question has not sparked any real religious wars, it is nevertheless a recurring subject of debate among software developers and CS students. What alternatives exist to globals, and are there situations where their use is appropriate? How do different programming languages handle the issue of global variables? Join us for our weekly department tea where we will discuss these and other critical matters! Lunch will be provided.