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Re^5: How to abate the Ubiquitous Fear of Programming

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Aug 03, 2004 at 11:56 UTC ( #379589=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: How to abate the Ubiquitous Fear of Programming
in thread How to abate the Ubiquitous Fear of Programming

S'funny. I have no artistic aptitude to mention, and I have a tendancy to be "word-blind", though it generally only affects my own writing, and only when it is newly written. Not the classic dyslexia.

But I rely strongly on visualisation when programming. When I "see" the solution to a code problem, I can generally code it directly and, beyind typis, it usually runs first time.

When I struggle to "see" the solution, it can take me hours to code even relatively simple things.

The weirdest thing is that, if the first time I ever try to code something fairly complex but self contained, I get a strong "vision" of how it should be--and if it works. Then I never have a problem re-coding it from scratch.

Conversely, those algorithms that I struggled to see and code the first time, I always have trouble doing them again, no matter how often I have to do it.

Likewise there are some words that I struggled with as a kid, that I still struggle with every time.

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