Two points to consider regarding that brilliant RTFM comment:
1) I am reading the "manual", along with everything else. I have clearly stated my lack of understanding regarding this material, with the few examples I can find in addition to the "manual", which prompted my question in the first place.
2) Try posting the correct manual next time.
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