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How to answer questions from newbies

Rustom Mody <rustompmody at gmail.com> writes:

> On Sunday, February 16, 2014 9:44:00 PM UTC+5:30, Roy Smith wrote:
> > Moi?
> See thats the problem with re's -- just 3 letters and completely
> incomprehensible!

Actually, that's a regexp pattern that matches two *or* three letters.

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