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Re^2: XY Problem

by Voronich (Hermit)
on Feb 10, 2011 at 15:07 UTC ( #887469=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: XY Problem
in thread XY Problem

Ahhh... what you said.

The problem I have most frequently is that I really do know I need to do Z and the explanation as to why is really not germane. But... people love to 'be smart' so they start prying.

The trick, I suppose, is distinguishing between the two types of queries.

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