Recently I've seen answers, where the OP is asking for a software recommendations, and the answers outlines how to do this in python, and which libraries might come in handy to solve the issue. But, and this is the key part, it is not a software package/program which the user can install. It is more of an idea on how to develop a program to solve the issue at hand.
Are these proper answers? And if not, how to handle these kind of answers?
Edit: Izzy relates this to "Asking for software, get libraries in answers", but there are a few reasons for me asking again:
- Is there a consensus on providing software (as in code) being good/not-so-good answers?
- If this kind of answers are not wanted, then how do we handle them?
- Should the guidelines be updated?
In addition to the above specifications, I would also to emphasize that I'm wanting to differentiate between software as in a program, versus software as in program code, which for a lot of users is a quite essential difference as they don't know how to program.