Dave Cross dave at
Thu May 10 16:36:14 BST 2007

Peter Corlett wrote:
> On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 03:43:31PM +0100, Pete Sergeant wrote:
> [...]
>> My favourite interview to date, and the one I felt gave me the most scope
>> to show off my knowledge, was one where I was asked to bring in some code
>> I'd written, and then asked to explain it to the interviewer.
> That seems to be a fairly popular one these days, which makes a pleasing
> change from them giving me a few one-line code fragments and asking what
> they do.
> My stock bit of code for that purpose is a POE-based tool, partly to see if
> the interviewer's brain dribbles out of their ears.

The one time I was asked to bring code samples to an interview (and it 
was an organisation that is currently close to your heart) I took along 
Symbol::Approx::Sub[1]. It was a risky approach, but it seemed to work. 
I think I took something sane along too - but I can't remember what.


[1] I considered Tie::Hash::Cannabinol, but rejected it as just _too_ silly.

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