Nigel Rantor wiggly at
Thu May 10 11:50:57 BST 2007

Pete Sergeant wrote:
> 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...

Sorry, this is not a pure-perl interview...the conversation just 
reminded me of it.


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