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I often have to go back and revise topics

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Does this happen to a lot of people. Ive been learning c++ for 7 motnhs now. I got around to starting to make my first game in sfml this week. In one part of the tutorial, it was using templates. I hadnt used templates in a long time so I had to go back refresh my memory. Is this normal to go back refresh some stuff, especially for beginners? Or is it just me?

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This happened with me when I learnt stuff but didn't actually program with it. I tend to read programming books on the bus when I go to school, but unless I actually make use of what I learnt when I get back after work at night, I'll forget a good portion of it.

Although I'm guessing your problem was more to do with syntax, not forgetting how the features actually work in the first place?

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Its not that i forget what they do. I just forget the syntax on how to use it. I still very well know what a template does, forgot how to implement it in syntax

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Want to hear something that would make you feel better?

I write a number of tutorials, mostly aimed towards newer game developers or emerging technology and I feel reasonably knowledgeable about a number of subjects, tools, platforms and programming languages. On occasion, sadly more than once, I have had to google something... that ended up being answered by my own tutorial!


Minus an eidetic memory, this is just the normal state of things. Edited by Serapth

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