## Assignment 7: Moving Mark and Sweep

MrGumby
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### Assignment 7: Moving Mark and Sweep

Hi there,

am I allowed to further change the method signatures?
(Further as in "the stack is not only passed to mark, but also to sweep".)

Ragnar
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### Re: Assignment 7: Moving Mark and Sweep

The methods should all already be changed so that the necessary data structures are available.
Usually we are very explicit if we want you to change something, and changing signatures otherwise may lead to non working tests, and is also more often than not an indication, that you did not read the tasks carefully

MrGumby
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### Re: Assignment 7: Moving Mark and Sweep

Hm, and can I add variables to the MovingMarkAndSweepStore-class. Somewhere I have to save the movements in the store...

Ragnar
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### Re: Assignment 7: Moving Mark and Sweep

As the task description states, you are supposed to update the sweep method. Please do not change the signature, and also do not add more state to the memory (there is already more than we would like).
However, there is no reason for you not to use some helper functions which are called by sweep.

MrGumby
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### Re: Assignment 7: Moving Mark and Sweep

Ok, though I have to say that it is not clearly stated what we are allowed/supposed to change here in the task description. But thank you for clarifying.

PS: Will there be a task over the winter pause? It would be awesome if there wasn't These tasks are getting increasingly complex and it would be nice having a pause for some time...

Talaron
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### Re: Assignment 7: Moving Mark and Sweep

MrGumby hat geschrieben:Will there be a task over the winter pause? It would be awesome if there wasn't These tasks are getting increasingly complex and it would be nice having a pause for some time...
Rest is for the dead! The next assignment will be just one big task that is quite a bit of coding work, but not overly complex, and had a very high average grade last year. I'm sure you could get it done before the Christmas break even starts if you just give it a try.