John Costello cos at
Thu May 10 15:40:26 BST 2007

On Thu, 10 May 2007, Aaron Trevena wrote:
> I'm surprised people are still using the local vs my interview
> question, it's trivial to parrot the perfect answer cribbed from the
> camel book, and one of those thing's you tend to use without having to
> think about much if you're coding a lot.

It is a valid question if the job is to convert Perl 4 code to Perl 5. The 
interviewee can parrot the answer, of course, and then you ask them to 
discuss the implications of changing the locals to mys in the new code.

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