I hate Hello World questions

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That is what I call things like this:


It was part of a question I was asked, and the question contained things like:

I've a field (Field2) in MyClass as nested Dictionary and i have an index for Field 1.

There are several issues with this style of question:

  • It make it harder to answer, because you have to keep a mapping of that in your head.
  • There is no meaning to the question, we can’t figure out whatever this is a good or bad scenario.
  • Usually the problem description contains references to the real model, which I haven’t seen and don’t know anything about.