|For instance you offer an example of a substitution which most Perl programmers should be able to
understand. But if someone does not, then they problably do not know about perldoc, do not know
what a regular expression is, and will have no way to find perlre
Neato. So, I guess we should now cut and paste documentation
of everything you use in answering a question? After all, of
anything you use to answer a question, the
person asking might not know about. And since there's no way
to tell, (because I don't think anyone here would suggest
the person asking needs to do anything more than the minimum,
so just telling what said person knows or does not know is
out of the question), all you can do is assume the person
asking has zero knowledge.
Is it ok to cut and paste the entire OED in each posting?
A person might not know a certain word you use, and it
might entirely be possible the person asking doesn't own a
dictionary. Hmmm, perhaps the OED isn't enough, and we should
also translate the OED to all possible languages - just in
the off change the person asking isn't a native English speaker.
Oh, and of course we should include pictures as well, perhaps
the person can't read either!
-- Abigail, thinking questions about consulting documentation
should be seen as separate questions - which, once answered,
could be linked to from for instance the front page.
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