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Questionable Quality Questions
Oh lordy yes. I've gotten to the point where if it stumps
me, it stumps me from being able to figure out how to ask
the right question. If I could ask the right question, as
another pointed out, I'd be able to find the answer. I spent
10 minutes or more today trying to remember how to get
a hex string from a dang number (31 => 1F, 255 => FF, etc).
I beat all over pack and unpack before I finally remembered
that it was a piffle to do with sprintf. What a maroon. =)
The point is, once you are empowered with the resources,
stating the search becomes the real problem. Heck you see
this in the original design for SQL, in that it was supposed
to be strictly parseable yet readable enough to clearly
state your needs. They really wanted bosses and business
types to use SQL. They were insane but the point is, you solve
the search, you solve the problem.
You're a bright guy jynx. I'd never thought of this
till I read your post. My issues these days are with posing
the problem, not the solution!
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