2
$\begingroup$

If you give a correct answer, but someone gives a hint in a comment on how at a certain step in the solution a different approach would have shortened your answer, what is the best way to edit your answer? I have been adding an addendum under the old answer with the heading "Edit:", but I don't know whether it's better to just edit the entire thing and only give the newer streamlined answer?

$\endgroup$
4
$\begingroup$

The purpose of writing answers is to explain something. It is not to give a chronological report of how your thoughts went, and how you interacted with a commenter. So, the answers should be optimized with the former goal in mind. Rewrite as many times as needed, and as thoroughly as needed.

$\endgroup$
  • 5
    $\begingroup$ Sometimes the thought process can be more helpful than a slick answer that might be harder to follow. $\endgroup$ – robjohn Mar 4 '16 at 14:02

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .