Sunday, January 23, 2005

The Steep Learning Curve

My CS2010/2020 professor Art Lee, used to tell my class about how cryptic the C++ compiler errors were. He told us that after a day of programming in C++ we would beg for the ease and functionality that Java provides. He was prophetic on both accounts.

If this current programming assignment isn’t sink or swim, I don’t know what is. There is something new to learn with each function that I write. There is a new compiler “gotcha” that I learn about each time I build the project. The positive side is that I am learning. The negative side is that this is becoming tedious, and very frustrating.

Twelve hours spent yesterday. I wonder how many today. Will I learn how to search a vector of strings for equality of the string? There is so much to learn.

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