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Re: Does an idea have value?

by Wysardry (Pilgrim)
on Feb 03, 2003 at 23:41 UTC ( #232414=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Does an idea have value?

A[/] B[ ] C[ ] D[ ]

I would say A, unless the problem was already well on its way to being solved by others, when I'd lean towards B or C.

D is probably best reserved for when the problem actually has (or appears to have) been solved to the satisfaction of the person who asked about it.

Not only do fresh ideas send people along paths they probably wouldn't have considered themselves, they can also help solve similar problems for those searching for similar topics months or even years later.

Of course, this is just my opinion, but you were asking for our opinions, right? :o)

"Every program has at least one bug and can be shortened by at least one instruction -- from which, by induction, one can deduce that every program can be reduced to one instruction which doesn't work." -- (Author Unknown)

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