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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetProgramming & Design · 2 months ago

When I learn to program, do I have to remember everything? Does it bother me to look somewhere, even if I understand the logic?

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  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
    Favorite 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?

  • 2 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 + i
    Lv 7
    2 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. 

  • BigE
    Lv 7
    2 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 7
    2 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...

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