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Re: [OT] A question for programmers - Inspiration

On 20030321T142330-0500, Matthew Danish wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 08:14:26PM +0200, Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> > On 20030321T123756-0500, Matthew Danish wrote:
> > > Neither of the programming books I recommended restrict themselves to
> > > the theory.
> > 
> > Reading books is theory, regardless of what they cover.
> Indeed, I am recommending learning some theory.

Where did you get the idea that I don't?  I never said so.  I am, after
all, a software theorist myself (with programming as mostly a hobby).

> Do you consider exercises in programming to be merely theory, as well,
> though?  Your statement, as is, is absolute nonsense.  I am assuming
> the existence of initiative in the reader.

It is not nonsense but my own approach may have shown here.  I rarely do
any programmed exercises; instead, I try to learn theory that helps me
in whatever I am currently working in, and I apply it in my projects
where appropriate.  (This did give me some trouble in some parts of my
pre-masters education, but fortunately the other parts compensated.)

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