Putting asterisks around text

Tim Rowe digitig at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 20:18:19 CET 2009


2009/2/9 todpose at hotmail.com <todpose at hotmail.com>:

> I'm not necessarily asking for an answer. A hint would be grateful as well.

Great. Well, first you need to read:
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Especially the section on "Before you ask".

Then you should be able to give us a question that shows that you've
tried and aren't just wanting us to do your work for you, and that
gives us a clear idea of where your sticking point is so we can
address the sticking point instead of the whole assignment.

Like: How fo you do it without using a while loop? (Yes, *I* know how
to do it without using a while loop, but to help you we need to know
what *you* know). Like: do you understand what a while loop does? And
so on.

We're a pretty friendly bunch in here, but most of us believe in
"tough love" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tough_love).

-- 
Tim Rowe



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