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How to answer questions from newbies

On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> 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.

It's worse if you emphasize it.

Did you say *re*?

But let's not be greedy, here.