I don't remember things that way. Instead, my memory is akin to a photographic memory. I can't read off of the pages in my memory; instead, I have an index into what I've read. So, I know what things have been mentioned in docs, roughly where in the docs they are, etc.
in reply to Perl mnemonics
Of course, this is nearly useless without access to perldoc.perl.org - in the past, I've mentioned that I can never remember the order of the args for splice. :-)
My criteria for good software:
- Does it work?
- Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?