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Thumbs Up | :thumbsup: Couldn't agree more!

A bit of personal history: once upon a time when I was a young student of programming (an a fairly brilliant one if I may modestly say so Laugh | :laugh: ) I started arguing with one of my professors about the merits of structured programming which I thought it led to far more bloated programs compared with the self-modifying code that I was able to churm. He was wise enough to just encourage me to stick with the structured code even if sometimes my unorthodox style would led to very efficient programs. In time I've got to see the error of my ways specially when I started working with a team and having to share code with humans not only with computers.

When I learned OO it was equally hard at first to get used to it and my programs would have all the flaws a beginner OO programmer would do: too many classes, ill-defined responsibilities, multiple inheritance... you name it, I've done them all.

Generic programming came along and I thought in the beginning that I need a debugger for the obscure error messages that the compiler threw at me.

To make a long story short, each one of these steps brought something to my understanding and now I think I can choose the right tool for each problem. Throwing one of them away would not make me a better programmer.

To the man with a hammer everything looks like a nail!
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