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I see the same with new guys. When they need to calculate the intersection area between a few rectangles they spend hours looking on GitHub instead of writing 50 lines of code. And they have no idea how even a simple linked list implementation could look like.

There seems to be something in the training that tells them it's not cool to implement things themselves, instead only libraries are OK.

I have had the same experience. Give them an API and they glue things together like there is no tomorrow, dealing with edge cases I probably couldn't have come up with on LSD.

Ask them to fix a bug in a procedure using call/cc, and in the best case they will rewrite without call/cc 3 times as long.

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