there is no shame in building (another) todo list08.09.2023
I don’t know how many todo lists I’ve built.
If I had to guess, I’ve probably done it 5-6 times:
- When I was learning
- One on the CLI in
- One or two in React
- Another in
- Attempted one in
Go(IIRC I failed while trying to write to file / persist something to a DB - I can’t remember.)
“Why so many todo lists!”
“Why not try something new?”
Well… because I know what a todo list is supposed to do. I’m intimately familiar with its implementation. What I’m probably not familiar with is a new language’s syntax and features. So, I do something I’ve done many times over. I reach for the familiar, the known, the uninteresting - because doing something that I’ve done before allows me to focus on doing something I’ve never done before. It lets me get some practice in. It allows me to get a handle on where I’m at.
I built a CLI todo list for
Rust today (second attempt!). It isn’t much - but hey, it felt good.