how do u know when 2 stop spending time on one code?

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    What the hell were you doing coding for 7 hours in the first place straight?
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    Hey, there's nothing wrong with 7 hours of coding! Last year there were days where I put in 8 or more hours on my senior project, with the only breaks being for food and going to class... besides the deadlines, once I got started coding, I couldn't stop til I got the function or module to work!

    So maybe I'm just a geek....
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    Thats an entire day though! if you're rushing school maybe thats an acceptable answer. But 7 hours.... Thats a long damn time!
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    I do about 8 straight hours of coding 5 days a week. What's so strange about that?
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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    Thats an entire day though! if you're rushing school maybe thats an acceptable answer. But 7 hours.... Thats a long damn time!
    For real-world projects, professionals spend a lot more time than a full day coding.

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    It's different if you're doing it for a job other than a hobby though.
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    Thats an entire day though! if you're rushing school maybe thats an acceptable answer. But 7 hours.... Thats a long damn time!
    Hey, when you're taking 14 hrs with half of them being upper-level CS classes, and have to log at least 20 hrs/week on senior project, and trying to get A's in all your classes... well you just can't get around it. Believe me, any spare time I have is NOT spent coding!

    At least during the summer I *only* work 40 hrs/week, and actually have evenings and weekends free...

    As for getting a life... maybe when I get out of school Besides, if we were all extroverts, who would have the patience to sit in front of a computer all day and write the programs the rest of the world uses every day?
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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    It's different if you're doing it for a job other than a hobby though.
    hmmm... I think I remember saying something like this a while back..... eh whatever.
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    Re: how do u know when 2 stop spending time on one code?

    Originally posted by Commander
    expanding on the title, how do u know when 2 stop spending time on a code that is not working? or how long does it take 4 u 2 'give up'.

    it just took me 7 hours of straight worthless coding (+ the other countless hours b4) to realize it was time to stop and be happy with what i have.

    stupid java this just refreshed my memories about why i hated java in the first place. :/
    If it's compiler errors, or you can't get the code to run- then don't quit until you can get it to compile and run.

    If it's not working because there's too many bugs, then chances are you should start over(that's if you've already put a good amount of time and effort into actually debugging the program), or quit if you're not concerned with finishing the program.

    Java is much easier to debug than c++, so you shouldn't complain that it's the languages fault.
    Last edited by Terrance; 07-25-2003 at 08:01 PM.

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    Originally posted by ZakkWylde969
    It's different if you're doing it for a job other than a hobby though.
    Currently I only do it as a hobby. I am currently creating my own sockets library to handle stream connections online, and hope to make it IPv6 compatible under MS specification. I've logged about 6 to 9 hours on memory managment & SEH (Structured Exception Handling) alone. To me, there is nothing unusual about spending great sums of time coding on one thing.
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    Usually if I spend long periods of time coding, the result needs to be debugged endlessly for about that same length of time. It's much easier to just do it in small increments.

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