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Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 10:37 am
I don't envy other people as a general rule. It is so rare that it catches me by surprise when it happens.

When it happens, it is always the same "issue." When I'm in the pit of ignorance about something I have studied until my eyes hurt, I find that I envy people and fictional characters with incredible memories. I work with half a dozen scripting languages nearly every day, yet when I have to call a function/procedure, I very often need to look at the documentation for it.

When writing in a language I'm not particularly practiced in (right now, it is bash), I've got to search the documentation for nearly every statement. Then I have to test to see if I understood it.

I had a "ah ha" moment just now. I will forget this new knowledge by the next time I script something in the shell.

Sigh.

Good Will Hunting. Why couldn't I be Will Hunting?