A good programmer is not a person who knows everything. That is impossible. A good programmer, however, knows where to look to FIND the solution to a problem. That solution may be found in a reference book, previous code examples, etc. That solution may also come from a programming community like this one.
For this reason, my first quarter students have been assigned to register for certain programming message boards, use the search feature to find my thread, and post there to show that they found it.
wow, recycling threads... good job Mr. Hill. you're really setting a good example for us students. if you weren't such an eric clapton fan you'd realize how quickly we can find your minescule attempts to hide from us. I am Battousai the Manslayer... I use the Hiten Mitsurugi Ultra Sonic sword style.