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

David Cantrell david at
Mon Aug 7 23:08:39 BST 2006

On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 08:57:55PM +0100, Dirk Koopman wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-07 at 17:41 +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 02:58:08PM +0100, Peter Hickman wrote:
> > > A graduate is likely to have Java and it is easier to assess their 
> > > skills.
> > It's not hard to test someone's perl skills.
> Really?
> I have lost count of the number of times people (including me) have
> asked on here for some concrete examples of "how to test" and only got
> some vague hand/willy waving as a result. 

Telling the list precisely what test we administer would be a bit silly
for obvious reasons.

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