the "no good Perl jobs"/"no good Perl programmers" myth

Dominic Mitchell dom at
Mon Aug 7 15:36:31 BST 2006

On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 02:58:08PM +0100, Peter Hickman wrote:
> Nicholas Clark wrote:
> >I assume that with Java you can recruit your junior minions pre-trained.
> A graduate is likely to have Java and it is easier to assess their 
> skills.

My standard question for competence is now "what revision control system
do you prefer?".  Any muppet can be taught a language (it would seem).
But that's not enough to be useful.

Not only that, but being able to /express an opinion/ is also a valuable


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