I do not believe in auto-completion help in an IDE. Nor do I believe that you should copy-past code snippet to "be faster".
I believe that your brain must have the purest form of the source code in its memory: the sequence of statement or a visual image of the functions. The last thing you want to do is to "corrupt" this mental image with "grey areas" that you brain has not learned in a compatible manner. Everytime you use auto-complete you push aside your brains and take a short cut. Same for copy past. Copy past may be in your mind because there exists a pattern that maps the orginal understanding of the source to the copied version.. But in such a case, you are introducing redundency, so better not do that.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Since my last blog:
- I am been using F# for my functional programming
- My type inference algorithms have led me into zippers and data differentation
- My math needs have led me to integrated optimization methods and approximate dynamic programming
- I've done the CUDA work but found it expensive
- I have purchased a home computer because I thought it would be fun
- I still use my dell X1 as a laptop because it has all you need (except a super fast CPU).
I hope to pick up on my blogging activity.