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Question: A proficient coder told me "If you cannot code on paper, by handwriting, then you cannot really code". Did you write out any of the Winamp code by hand before you actually started typing it in the compiler?
Asked by Mike (73.91.212.x) on January 11 2021, 2:55am
Reply on January 11 2021, 2:45pm:
    Being able to do something and actually doing it are two very different things!


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  • Posted by Mespotine (80.187.118.x) on January 14 2021, 9:06pm:
    Doing it by hand on paper is actually a good advice, if you are stuck with your code on a code-logic level. Having to write that on paper forces you to think about it more, as you spend more time on every character and functionname. So if you're stuck, try the pen&paper approach. It's probably too tedious to do for entire projects, but small bits can benefit from it.

  • Posted by Justin on January 14 2021, 11:12pm:
    Yeah, for small things it can be good. Though I suppose I do it in my head anyway (in the shower or on a run)


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