COMP 11 - Introduction to Computer Science - Fall 2002

Project pp7 - Revised 10/25

Programming project due week of Mon 10/28 (wk. 9)

Due dates:
Section 01 (Block H): Wed 10/30 11:00 pm
Section 02 (Block E): Thu 10/31 11:00 pm
Submissions may begin on Mon 10/28 at 5pm.

Project pp7 - Revised 10/25: 6 points. (1 additional style points. ) A circle class

NOTE: the original version of this handout contained an error in the output of the program. The output for pp7main.cpp is now corrected here. (The third line contained 7.5 instead of 5.0 for the radius but this is illegal since it crosses the 0 boundary on both x and y.) Please also check out a second main function now provided in /comp/11/lab/pp7mainB.cpp.

In this project you will implement a class for circles which are constrained by a bounding box. A circle is described by the x,y coordinates of its center and by its (default size) radius. Every circle will have a bounding box limiting its size; if its center is located so that the circle goes beyond the bounding box with the default size then its actual radius is reduced so that it does not cross the boundary. The bounding box is always based at (0.0,0.0) and defined by its top right corner (tx,ty). The example below illustrates these concepts.

You should implement this in a class named boundedCircle. The interface of the class must include the following functions:

Notice that the limitation on the actual size of the radius can come into effect (or cease to take effect) after the setRadius(), move() or doubleBoundary() operations, as well as the second constructor.

All the functions in the interface should be public; all other members of the class should be private. You should implement your class in files boundedCircle.h and boundedCircle.cpp.

We will test your class with several main functions; one such function, provided in /comp/11/lab/pp7main.cpp, is given below. Make sure that this program runs with your class. You should also write other main functions to test your code.

#include <iostream>
#include <iomanip>
#include "boundedCircle.h"
using namespace std;

int main()
  boundedCircle dog;
  boundedCircle cat(7,8);

  cout << setiosflags(ios::fixed);
  cout << setiosflags(ios::showpoint);
  cout << setprecision(1);

  if (cat.move(-8,0))
    cout << "This shouldn't happen!\n";
    cout << "Move failed!\n";

  return 0;
When run this program should print:
Circle is at: # 5.0 # 5.0 Radius is # 1.0
Circle is at: # 5.0 # 5.0 Radius is # 5.0
Circle is at: # 5.0 # 5.0 Radius is # 5.0
Circle is at: # 7.0 # 8.0 Radius is # 1.0
Move failed!
Circle is at: # 7.0 # 8.0 Radius is # 1.0 
Circle is at: # 9.3 # 8.1 Radius is # 0.7
Circle is at: # 6.3 # 5.1 Radius is # 1.0

Programming style guidelines for this week

To get the style point, you must satisfy all of the following requirements: (1) Write the class with public and private sections as described above, and (2) Have an introductory comment at the top of your program. (3) Have a comment for each variable and function describing their purpose. Your first submission will be used for style grading, even if your best grading score is on a different submission.

Submitting your program

You must use filenames as specified above. Assuming these are in the current directory on andante, you should submit by typing
provide comp11 pp7 boundedCircle.h boundedCircle.cpp

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