Oh how I concur - actually, I was quite shocked to hear
this coming from you, merlyn
- no particular reason.
When I was studying CS in college, I was a lab assistant.
I learned very quickly to code in small chunks - and
save often - revision control was also a big plus.
I learned this, but most of the first and second year CS
majors refused to work in this manner. It was a shame to
watch them type about 100 lines of code, try to compile it,
and then ask me to help figure out what these 200 lines of
To tell the truth, the only debugger I found helpfull
is the one that is available for Visual Basic.
(the triplet paradiddle)
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