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When I learn to program, do I have to remember everything? Does it bother me to look somewhere, even if I understand the logic?
- EddieJLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
When you are working, you aren't taking a closed-book exam, and, even in school, many programming courses have open-book exams, because it's NOT about memorization.
But, why are you concerned? Do you have such concerns in every course you have taken?
Do you eat enough asparagus?
- Jogger2425Lv 62 months ago
No. When on the job, programmers are often looking things up. Professional programmers used to have a bunch of books in their offices. Sometimes, they would borrow a book. Now, a lot of the information they need is online.
- i + iLv 72 months ago
The more you remember, the better you
will be... but the real-world environment
rarely penalizes you for not remembering...
quite easy to look things up in a reference
manual or online.
- BigELv 72 months ago
I never start from scratch, either I have an old program that has parts I need or I can find something online. Do I remember the exact syntax? Rarely.
Sometimes I will write some type of standard thing to parse options and arguments.
What happens is you have the same style and you just plug and play.
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- ∅Lv 72 months ago
you need to write code. A LOT OF CODE!
then you need to test that code, and troubleshoot it to be sure it all does what you expect it to.
you don't have to be PERFECT, but then you DO need to be patient and diligent enough to troubleshoot problems as they arise...