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MarkTJohnson wrote:
If you don't follow the instructions then you know in advance that it will have an a/effect on your grade.
Not by definition; there's been discussions on the national exams now and then, and sometimes a question is simply dropped. Those discussions are always after the exams, never during.

MarkTJohnson wrote:
If you want the full credit, follow the rules. You can argue the point in other ways and at other times.
That's why I do not have a degree. In aynthing Smile | :)

MarkTJohnson wrote:
Training for the real world.
Yup, lots of bosses who think that it still applies in the workforce; shut up and do as you're told. Fact is that such demand cannot even be made in the military.

What works for exams, is not directly appropriate for "the real world".

MarkTJohnson wrote:
You want to use component A in your code, but your employer says do not use component A.
I'm hired; so I will explain my preference, but the decision what to use is not mine to make in the first place.

MarkTJohnson wrote:
What should happen to you if you go ahead and use component A in the code anyway?
Same that happens when you go fix the toilet instead of writing code; you should be fired. You may consider yourself productive, but it is not what you're hired to do.

MarkTJohnson wrote:
You can try to change the employer's mind but if they say no then you have to find another solution or a different job.
If you want to decide yourself what to use, you cannot have an employer.

The only time I flatout refused was when asked to reverse-engineer a password protected Access database from a competing business.
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