ben at bpfh.net
Thu May 10 16:27:45 BST 2007
On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 03:33:50PM +0100, Peter Hickman wrote:
>Daniel Barlow wrote:
>>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.
>>Heh. I've heard of people still using the "reverse a string in place"
>>question (to test C skills, not Perl skills, obviously)
>We used "write a function to sum a list of integers" in Java and people
I met a candidate from a British University (which is top-3 for CompSci)
who had just graduated with a First in CompSci who was unable to write
a while loop to traverse a linked list, in the language of their choice.
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