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Re: XY Problem

by merlyn (Sage)
on Apr 11, 2006 at 02:10 UTC ( #542425=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to XY Problem

Then there's always the XYZ Problem:
They ask how to do Z, but that's because they think they want to do Y and think that Z will get them there, but really it's because they're a lunkhead, and that's the main (X) problem.
Tongue-in-cheek, of course.

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