# Dealing with “edits must be at least 6 characters long”

I proposed an edit to this answer to one of my questions.

The edit consisted of replacing two single quotes with two double quotes. The sample code in the original answer failed to compile; the edited version compiled and ran as advertised.

The 6-character-minimum-edit rule forced me to add irrelevant noise to an edit that otherwise simply turned bad code into good. This number of characters restriction seems pointless and counterproductive. What is the best way of dealing with it?

• I normally just add a comment that's never seen <!-- To make the edit 'substantial'. --> – Peilonrayz Oct 9 '19 at 20:33