Not at all; it's just a project to write a k-ary heap and check the run times of the various operations. I do agree that the requirement is stupid. I don't see the point in it.Is the purpose of this assignment to learn how to write makefiles? If not, I think this requirement is stupid. But I guess it is what it is. In that case, have a look at my original post -- I'll modify the makefile to try to allow you to build from your instructor's files directly.
Thanks again for all of your help. I'll try the idea that just came to me and let you know.
EDIT: My idea was to include the same header objects from the teacher's CPUTimer files, but this doesn't seem to have helped. Oh well..