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I've generally been of the Don't Reinvent the Wheel school of programming for a long time. However, I've been digging into Jonathan Blow videos again and he seems to be pretty worried lately about how little time developers spend working on fundamentals, and I agree that is either a problem, or will become one soon enough.

I haven't quite figured out how to incorporate that into my philosophy. I'm still pretty damn sure I don't want your exercise in fundamentals to be running in production, but I also don't want to be surrounded by people who only know how to look things up.

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