ultra newbie question (don't laugh)
johnjsal at NOSPAMgmail.com
Tue Sep 26 19:17:26 CEST 2006
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> when you get programmers block, telling your brain to "shut up and let
> me write some code" is often a good idea. just start tinkering with
> your first idea, and see if you can make it work. if you get a little
> stuck, hack your way through it. if you get really stuck, take a break,
> work on something else for a while, and wait for your brain to come up
> with a better idea. repeat.
Thanks Fredrik! My initial feeling was the opposite, i.e. don't rush
into anything, just stop and think about how I want to do this first.
But then of course the possibilities piled up and I was stuck, so your
suggestion is probably much better at this point. I just need to try
some things! If nothing else, I'll learn what's efficient and what's not.
> here's how I would start:
You know, I planned all along to use ElementTree to *read* my XML file,
but like a bonehead I for some reason was trying to create all the
*write* methods myself! Next stop: ElementTree documentation page! :)
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