Some context: I asked a question on SO with a hypothetical constraint that wasn't dictated by technical reasons. Basically, I had a task that was trivially solved by the use of 2 very simple regex, and I wanted to know if it was doable in one, even with poorer performance. I explicitly stated the obvious two-part solution wasn't of interest to me.
A few users questioned that need, among whom one posted a solution formatted this way:
- First part is a variant on the two-part solution
- Second part is the actual (and clever) answer to my concern
This is the post I want to accept as an answer. But, since the first part is pretty lengthy, I would like to reverse the order, to put the relevant (to me) part first. Without changing the content, as I believe he's entitled to (and should!) say he disproves this forced way of doing things.
The tricky thing is that the user believes his two-part solution is the correct way to do things, and I believe it is not in the spirit of what I asked. After discussion, we couldn't see eye to eye on that matter.
Should I edit the answer?