Koen Verbeeck (9/11/2013)
Indeed. As if I'm going to count the number of characters in Steppenwolf.
Why not? I did, because I immediately thought the word looked too long for a 10-character field, and when I totalled it up to 11, I thought "Aha! Sneaky trick question time!" and put 0 in. Was very surprised when the question claimed the answer to be 2, so I went and ran the script and got exactly the same result; no rows inserted due to the error, so no results returned. Maybe it's a bit of a Pavlov reaction to be looking for tricks where there were apparently intended to be none, due to getting burned by that on so many QotDs in the past; still, doesn't stop this being a poor question because it demonstrably does not return the answer specified.
(Heck, if the question is just asking about pattern matching, it didn't even need to use a script--Steve could have listed the strings and asked, "How many of these does the pattern 'Ste[^p]%' match?").