Understanding "help" command description syntax - explanation needed

Gene Heskett gheskett at wdtv.com
Wed Nov 5 22:40:50 CET 2014


On Wednesday 05 November 2014 10:56:57 Larry Martell did opine
And Gene did reply:
> On Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 7:41 AM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> 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.
> 
> Exactly. This is the internet - it's all about annoying 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".
> 
> Yeah, I'm on a lot of lists and lately I've seen a lot of 'I'm not a
> programmer, but I want to write code and I need someone to tell me
> how." Gets to you after a while.

+1000, and its not just this list Larry.  It seems we have a pandemic.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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