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Following on from this programmers question: Is the phrase "never reinvent the wheel" suitable for students?

Is there a suitable tag for re-inventing the wheel in order to learn? I often find myself re-inventing the wheel in order to learn how it works.

From September, I expect to ask more of this type of question as I start my final (and only) year of university.

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    Sounds like a meta tag to me. – Flexo Apr 11 '12 at 14:35
  • To downvoters: please clarify. You've just reminded me why I/newbies don't bother suggesting things on meta :/ – Stuart Blackler Apr 11 '12 at 14:42
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    @StuartBlackler Downvotes here mean "I disagree" or "No" – JNK Apr 11 '12 at 14:53
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    @StuartBlackler Because newbies haven't read the FAQ? – Michael Mrozek Apr 11 '12 at 14:56
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There was a tag, but that tag doesn't add any value (and it can't stand on its own to support a question) so it's been removed (painstakingly I might add) as part of https://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/128315/the-great-stack-overflow-tag-question-cleanup-of-2012

I would recommend not recreating this tag for the reasons specified in the post linked to above.

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  • Thanks for the information, I don't use meta often so I missed this. Thanks – Stuart Blackler Apr 11 '12 at 14:43
  • @StuartBlackler NP. – casperOne Apr 11 '12 at 14:52
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I often find myself re-inventing the wheel in order to learn how it works.

From September, I expect to ask more of this type of question as I start my final (and only) year of university.

No need for a tag, just put appropriate text in your question to stave off the otherwise-inevitable flood of comments. Eg:

Why do I get compile error ABC1234 at line 6 of my quicksort routine:

code

(nb: I am aware of the existence of .Sort() - I am writing quicksort myself for the educational experience

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