Bonkers asmith9983 at
Thu May 10 13:12:40 BST 2007

Apart from trying to determine the general software knowledge of the person. 
The concept of stacks and queues are covered by the Perl functions 
push,pop,shift, & unshift, which are all in the standard Perl documentation.


On Thu, 10 May 2007, Nigel Rantor wrote:

> 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.
>  n

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