A late follow-up, but one based on recent, relevant experience. Helping me in the chatterbox earlier this week, Moritz (++) gave me both the quick answer and a link to a page of documentation. Coincidentally, I already had that page open. I needed help because I couldn't understand what I had read there and elsewhere, but once I had the solution to put alongside the docs and the reading I had done, I understood what the docs meant. But I didn't feel the chatterbox was an appropriate place for a detailed analysis of my woes and failings. :-) I wouldn't know how to distinguish between the issue you describe and my situation, which I like to feel is different.

See the happy moron
He doesn't give a damn
I wish I was a moron
My God! Perhaps I am!


John Davies

In reply to Re: Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted? by davies
in thread Should a Socratic Dialogue be attempted? by apl

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