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Write a lot of code, and you'll remember the things that you happen to be doing whether you're trying or not. The rest, look it up (because you have to after all). For me, with the small brain that I have, trying to learn and remember everything about a language is a waste of time that is better spent building whatever's in front of me.

I think the original question was about exams, which is an unnatural thing, and nothing to optimize a lifetime for. Write as much code as you can, study however is most effective for you, and empty your brain when you lay your pencil/keyboard down.




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