On StackOverflow, I just found an answer that is really crossing the streams. It's very clever, and demonstrates an excellent and valuable sideways-thinking approach to tackling a problem. The question is whether the question was itself the wrong question to ask.
I commented on the answer and said as much, before receiving this response:
"the question is whether it is possible or not. Contrary to what is being said, it IS possible. It's a different question on whether it is good or not"
This is an excellent point, but I think it's too strict to think like that.
As an answerer, does one not have a sort of moral obligation to not only be a stickler for the facts, but to provide guidance on how the information should be used? In this case, to all intents and purposes, it is impossible to do what the OP wanted. Although there is a
terrible clever way around it, does it really help the OP's understanding of the subject at large?