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I''ve been programming for a while now, but I have one question for all professional programmers out there. Do you guys actually memorize all those different API''s, or all the steps to initialize DirectX? Or do you use a reference book or something? Because when I think of it, I don''t even know if I can memorize all those APIs and functions when I go to university. :S Thanks, Voytek

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wasn't there an identicle thread on this 2-3 days ago? whatever...

in general i reference things. after referencing something 2-3 times i automatically have it memorized assuming i continue to use it fairly frequently. pretty much jsut continue to write code and you'll end up with the more API functions memorized.

-me

[edited by - Palidine on June 5, 2002 7:31:25 PM]

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Yep, I never go anywhere without my copy of MSDN...

You''ll find that if you repeatly use particular functions, you''ll learn them. For example, the Win32 Message loop functions - which appear in every windows program - usually just get ''picked up.''

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quote:
Original post by Palidine
wasn''t there an identicle thread on this 2-3 days ago? whatever...



There''s one of these about every 2-3 days

But to answer the question: no. Never underestimate the power of reference tools and your own ability to absorb knowledge through repeated use.



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You learn more as you go along but without your books and msdn etc. you will get stuck ..

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I''ve memorized all of the Windows API, DirectX and OpenGL along with all the data structures used. That makes a nice complement for my memorization of all opcodes and addressing formats for all processors ever made. That was of course easy after memorizing every word in every language spoken by anyone alive now or ever on any planet in the universe Sorry, couldn''t resist. You learn what to do and then look up how to do it.

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For code completion check this:

http://www.wholetomato.com/

It also has a lot of other useful features such as formatting, auto correction, etc...

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