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Re: Re: On Answering Questions

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Feb 08, 2003 at 00:21 UTC ( #233633=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: On Answering Questions
in thread On Answering Questions

In many respects I am/was like you. Always asking the annoying questions, sometimes far more advanced than I probably had any business asking. So naturally i'm sympathetic to what you say. But there are some questions that really aught to not be directly answered. For instance a novice comes here with some code that depends on getting symrefs to work right and asks us to tell him how to do it. Well, most people would reply "dont do it that way, do it this other way". The point being that there is almost no chance the questioner would ask the question, the way they asked the question, if they properly understood this other point. So if they then got stroppy and insisted I answer the question directly I would refuse and then quote one of my old signatures (resurrected for this post and coincidentally a subject of private discussion earlier today :-)

Still, dont you hate it when some say "cause" when they really mean "I have no idea" :-)

--- demerphq
You probably shouldn't use symrefs until you can explain why you probably shouldn't use symrefs


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