There are these questions (from newcomers who can never reach the search bar or the automatic results after typing the title) that appear from time to time. They are all the same because of some misunderstanding of very simple concepts and come in different forms.
I'm a Python guy and some examples are:
- Mutable objects Vs. Immutable ones
- Unbound Local Error (reference before assignment of objects)
- Sorting/Ordering a dictionary (Hash tables shouldn't have a specific order)
There are so many variants of these questions and almost all of them have a lot of information missing, so that is hard to both give an appropriate solution for the person asking and to choose a good duplicate.
So, my proposal is:
Canonical answers to these questions. It could be done using Community Wikis but would be nice to have a special tag or symbol for them like [Canonical] on the title.
Doing something like that, the newcomers will get better answers and it'll be easy to find the "duplicate" question.