Originally Posted by ShaunB
This will always be the case with lecturers, partly because it reduces their work load. Having to mark work which has taken extra iniative requires a lot more time as they are unable to quickly skim over code as they do for the standard response they are after.
Yes being brought up in a different era would cause you to want access to memory as you please, however that isn't done so much now days due to the fact it isn't required most of the time.
I personally have similar issues with my lecturers, so I know how it feels to not be pushed further ahead in areas. Do not dis-respect your lecturer for this, but infact tack it as a personal challenge to out do the lecturer, it will result in a much more productive result.