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kmoorevs21-Oct-20 14:08
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NelsonGoncalves21-Oct-20 22:32
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I think you are missing the point. Using the karate kid as a metaphor, Daniel wasn't learning how to wax a car. He was learning a fundamental movement, by repeating it over and over.

You are not copying other people's solution, you are learning those solutions, implementing them, and hopefully understanding then.

Because in the real world, you will be using other people's code and you need to understand how you can use it *without* reading it. And when it fails, you need to know where to look.

Take coding guidelines as an example. You might think of them as boring and stifling creativity, which is not true. They allowed me to dig into to the source of a program, fixing bugs and adding features *without* having to know how the program works in excruciating detail. For the most part, I could be confident that changing a couple of lines would not cause havock.

These boring tasks are not stifling creativity. They are the essential bedrock on which your creativity can stand. Quoting Edison, "genius is 1% inspiration and 99% transpiration".
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