Pete Sergeant pete at
Thu May 10 10:02:47 BST 2007

On Wed, May 09, 2007 at 03:41:17PM +0100, Nigel Rantor wrote:
> Simon Burr wrote:
> >Where I work is going through the joys of trying to find people and
> >even when a CV looks excellent, some candidates don't appear to
> >actually have that much in depth knowledge when it really comes down
> >to it. A colleague usually deals with the perl questions; its scary
> >the number of people who don't know what context is, or the
> >difference between local() or my().
> So, we tag team interviews, one of my colleagues questions is
> basically a stack vs heap questino to figure out if they understand
> where stuff goes.
> I thought this was far too simple...until we found a few people who
> just looked confused or got it plain wrong.

Why would a Perl programmer be familiar with the concepts of 'stack' and
'heap'? You could come up with some slightly-off analogy involving
scope, but stil...


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