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Awful! They sound like bloody hairdryers. I went to the Hungarian GP many times and it was brilliant, the sheer brut power could be heard roaring around the track. That? Barely hear it across the road.
I was walking the dog this morning I saw a suspicious looking man dressed in dark clothing, crossing the street with a ladder. He had even gone to the trouble of disabling the street light so as not to be seen. I got a good look at him though as he was lit up by an oncoming car. I have passed his description on to the Police.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Yes. Most of my professional life was in tech support so I was trying to debug other people's code. I did enjoy the occasional break to write some code for myself, but soon got fed up and went back to debugging.
I have to agree. I learn a lot from chasing down the answers to the bugs to get the program to act how I want it to. Especially since a lot of times I'm parsing text files. I think I've learned a 100 different ways to manage strings.
Given that right now I'm trying to figure out why the application reports one record when the database query says I should have some 70 or so records, well, this isn't fun. It's not code that I've written, if I had I would have done it a lot differently (yes, I know, the mantra of all programmers working on someone else's stuff), but I definitely prefer writing code than debugging.
That said, I like to write code as if I'm debugging -- what I mean by that is that I imagine the whole stack, the possible exceptions, the possible paths the code can take, and I try coding for all of that. I imagine everyone does that. And when working with F#, I write everything first in the interactive console, test it, then put it into the application. I would love for something like FSI for C# development.
But personally, my first and true love is architecture. But I would have to say that many of my beautiful architecture ideas turn into puddles of mud when I actually try coding them against real world requirements. A good way to learn the difference between theory and application!
That said, I like to write code as if I'm debugging -- what I mean by that is that I imagine the whole stack, the possible exceptions, the possible paths the code can take, and I try coding for all of that.
I try to do that to. But sometimes it comes down to not getting the output I need from a certain block of code.
I would love for something like FSI for C# development.
After working in C++ for a very long time, with edit-compile-debug cycle lengths measured in minutes or even hours, I find the 15-45 second turnaround time from my C# development refreshingly quick. On top of that, I have my entire C# application in a single solution. My C++ stuff had to be broken up into several solutions to bring the individual compile times down to something reasonable.
In other words, there is a perspective here .
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