Understanding "help" command description syntax - explanation needed

Neil D. Cerutti neilc at norwich.edu
Wed Nov 5 22:19:56 CET 2014

On 11/5/2014 7:41 AM, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 11:31 PM, Ivan Evstegneev
> <webmailgroups at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> That's what I'm talking about (asking actually), where do you know it from?
>>>> I know it because I've been a programmer for 39 years.
>> I didn't intend to offence anyone here. Just asked a questions ^_^
> Don't worry about offending people. Even if you do annoy one or two,
> there'll be plenty of us who know to be patient :) And I don't think
> Larry was actually offended; it's just that some questions don't
> really have easy answers - imagine someone asking a great
> mathematician "But how do you KNOW that 2 + 2 is 4? Where's it written
> down?"... all he can say is "It is".

But it *can* be interesting to try and do otherwise. 

Neil Cerutti

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