Requests to re-write code in a different idiom or using different libraries are problematic. Like all Stack Exchange sites, askers are expected to have attempted to solve their own problem before asking, rather than posting "gimme da codez".

Do we believe we could help askers by reminding them under the "To the best of my knowledge, does the code work as intended?" header that if a particular code style is required, the code should (as far as possible) be in that style?

Note that I'm targeting only the very specific "How can I rewrite this as <X>?" requests, as a more general "Would it help to refactor in a different idiom?" is generally agreed to be on-topic.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Do we believe people which post off-topic requests read the help-center at all? If they would, I'd happily spell it out for them. But the longer we make it, the more likely it is people will skip over it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mast Mod
    Oct 28, 2021 at 11:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ I generally point people at our Help Centre when addressing off-topic questions on other sites (usually when somebody has suggested Code Review for a question that needs some work to fit here). I would hope that at least a few of them follow the link. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 28, 2021 at 13:06


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