I often see questions that ask "X vs Y" with regard to methods or functions that are part of any specific language (trying to make this as broad as possible). In these cases the 'answer' will merely be a regurgitation of the official documentation for the said library/language.
'setInterval' vs 'setTimeout'
In this instance, an edit was made which linked to the docs (which do contain all relevant information and answer his/her question).
It was my understanding that SO was not a repository of documentation. Should these "RTFD (Read the Fine documentation)" type questions really exist? If so, should we be just linking and maybe quoting the documentation?
I personally think that they are redundant, show lack of research and/or effort on the part of the OP, and are not on topic on SO (there is no problem with the code, they are just looking for us to do the research for them). Thoughts?