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That's it. I'm fucking retarded. I'm just so fucking retarded. I'm so fucking supid, it makes me wonder why do I even keep trying. I'm not sure I even have the energy in my fingers to keep typing this stupid rant.

I've been banging my head against this stupid fucking issue for A WEEK. Digging into the documentation, trying different library versions, trying to move stuff around even if it didn't make sense, trying to use different approaches because maybe I was missing something, or maybe I didn't understand some concept.
Surely spawning a child function from a parent can't be that hard, right?

Nothing.

Even tried it on a different OS - who knows, maybe it's Windows doing some if its magic fuckery?

Still nothing.

"Wait, why am I calling this function directly instead of calling its parent?"

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  • 2
    Huh. Get on my level. I have wasted YEARS trying to make a thing and still i cand do that propely.
  • 2
    I spent 3 weeks trying to convert a list view into a table view. Docs didn't explain everything that needed to happen. Magic black box shit. Finally figured it out. A bunch of boiler plate shit that should of been documented somewhere, but not. Still kinda pissed that it took that long. Now that I understand I get why it took the code I wrote, but jeebus, write this shit down somewhere.

    Also, don't get in the habit of denigrating yourself. You are a great work of art that gets revealed each day a bit more.
  • 0
    @Gregozor2121 you should also try doing the parent for once
  • 0
    If you don't have a promising idea on how removing the stopper might be possible after an hour, do something else to flush your brain cache. After that, try researching in another direction.
    Reading news, playing games or watching videos works for me.
  • 0
    @Oktokolo Dude. A WEEK. There are lots of one-hour periods and breaks and other things to do in a week. Of course it was not a single, contiguous interval of time.
  • 1
    @endor
    As long as the problem is not purged from the brain cache, new approaches might be doomed to fail because of fixation on not working but looking-like-it-should "solutions".
    Fruitless hard-trying can contine for years that way. As long as the problem is present in your conscious mind, it distraction did not work.

    Some people have a way harder time purging that caches than other people. Even sleeping may not be enough interruption. They have to do something that is mentally demanding enough, to get rid of the old research state.
  • 3
    I did something similar a couple nights ago. 4 or 5 hours trying to move an animation request to a global store so that I had the option of whether I wanted to cancel it or leave it running as the user navigated to another route. I can't tell you how many times I went over the store docs thinking I was missing something about the way they worked.

    Nope, just didn't put the update method within the function making the request. What makes this really bad is that originally I was requesting it from the component and using the request to increment a store value, which was working, and all I had to do was swap out the store increment with my update method.

    But nah let's just remove the increment entirely and spend the next 4 hrs trying to put the update method in any other place but there. And of course not 3 mins after I gave up and raised the question on discord the obvious finally jumps out from the screen and slaps me dead in the face 🤦‍♂️
  • 2
    I bet you at least learnt a lot of other stuff during the week.

    I don't know if this would help, but maybe you could try this when you've been stuck for a while. Try to find the simplest working implementation where the thing you are trying to use is used, or make one yourself. Then go from there to find out what you're doing differently.
  • 2
    Bruh. I’ve been battling an issue for about a week now and I realized yesterday I was using the wrong docker image. I wanted to cry, man.
  • 2
    @Demolishun "You are a great work of art that gets revealed each day a bit more."

    you stole that from a fortune cookie didn't you?

    That or you write them for a living.
  • 3
    @Wisecrack Don't you know, when you read fortune cookies, you are supposed to end it with "in bed"?
  • 2
    I.. oh my god.. so relatable. Hear me out:

    > Investing 8 hours a day over a span of a week figuring out an issue. Turns out I forgot to CALL the FUNCTION. I legit cried after I solved the issue. Depression kicked in.

    > Several days wasted on debugging a function, but the issue was the fucking INPUT. Huge rage quit moment right there. I definitely hated myself more than anything else on that day.
  • 2
    Maybe if you stop fucking both supid and retarded (whoever they are) and attacked the problem at hand, you'll have better luck.

    Also, you need to sort out your "fucking issue".

    #interpretingfuckoutofcontext😂
  • 1
    I learned it is faster to spend day to read through code than just move things around hoping it works, I still fall into old habits, but time spent following inheritance and polymorphic calls will save you bundles.
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