writing code on paper method ..

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    writing code on paper method ..

    when i need to write down a function on paper
    and i want to put a block of code in the middle of it
    and there is no room
    so i need to write all over again the whole thing

    is there any easier method(except putting arrows)
    ??

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    Get bigger paper.

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    it doesnt matter
    it really annoying that i cant do "enter"
    and i have to write the whole thing all over again
    just because of 2 or 3 lines

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    So your question is really "I ran out of papers, what now?" Like I keep saying, you really need to learn to think for yourself.


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    I try to outline the bigger picture on paper (and usually don't get anywhere and just start coding and figure things out as i go).

    If you want to write real code on paper, you could just as well type it in in Notepad. Or you could just type into the IDE directly...

    But if you really-really want to write on paper, have you ever heard about arrows that can point where things go and margins that have empty space and things like that?
    I might be wrong.

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    thanks

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    Also, leaving a bit of space between lines may help quite a bit when writing code on paper... I used to do that a lot - and yes, it gets a bit messy sometimes when you realize that there is a few lines missing at the beginning of the code.

    Nowadays, I tend to "think" the code, and only write it once I'm in front of a computer.

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