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    Started university of applied sciences to become a computer engineer instead of a web developer.

    Met a lot of kids that are in the "computer studies = games + YouTube".

    They struggle hard, but don't do anything to learn...

    Then there's this classmate, the guy is 10 years older than me, is trying really hard, and struggles a lot.

    I've been helping him out with assigns by asking questions, and he asks me how to solve a problem in general, not the assignments which is super refreshing to see someone that wants to learn.

    Currently trying to help him "translate" the simple stuff into c++:

    So, if you want the char at a certain position in a string, how would you tell me to do it?

    "well, take the list, look at position x and bam its done"

    Try writing it like that!

    And instead of "[i]" he writes "stringvar[i]"

    He really appreciates the help and I hope he'll get the mindset soon :)

    Would hate to lose a motivated guy when there's so many idiots copy pasting everything from tutorials...

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    "Well, take the list..."

    Slightly triggered
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    @Awlex Why does that trigger you?
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    @lavandysh uh...cause arrays? It's called an array not a list
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    @justasithlord his first and only experience with programming was python though, and that was only 3 months ago, so I forgive him ;)
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    @FMashiro haha makes sense then, glad to see someone motivated
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    @justasithlord Oh, right, thanks. Didn't pay as much attention as you did when reading.
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