# I haven't reviewed it myself… Can I ask for help? [duplicate]

I'm fairly experienced in MATLAB, but a complete beginner in Python and VBA, as evident from the two linked questions.

I have to (and want to) use Python and VBA at work, but I don't have the time to read the manual from beginning to end, do tutorials etc. What I do now is I write a code in Python / VBA, that basically looks like a translation of MATLAB-code. The code I have is working, but it's written mainly based on answers from SO, and some help from the documentation.

I've tried to write it as well as I can, but a lot of stuff is done horribly cumbersome. I've made no attempts at "fixing" my code after it started working. When it works, I'm done. I don't have time to go through it step-by-step and find alternative, better ways to do stuff. I've probably passed my deadline already.

The code I write now will never be shared with anyone, and it will never be part of some bigger project. I do however want to learn both languages well enough to write code I can show to peers, and share with others.

I will learn a lot if I get a review of my code, since I've used days/weeks to make work. My concern is that if I post it, it might look like I've just written a sketch and then ask someone else to fix it for me (even though I've been working on the code for a long time).

I start writing new scripts regularly. Unfortunately, I'm probably doing the same bad choices over and over since I know it works, and I don't know any alternative ways to do it.

Is it OK to ask for a review when I've spent a minimal amount of time trying to restructure and fix it myself?