Stig Brautaset stig at
Thu May 10 21:54:41 BST 2007

> Heh.  I've heard of people still using the "reverse a string in  
> place" question (to test C skills, not Perl skills, obviously)

I like that one. It has many solutions and if a naïve one is given  
you can go "hm, yes, but <insert complaint here>. How could you  
improve on it?", maybe even several times. That way you can start off  
with something simple and progress into something harder almost  
without the candidate noticing. Though, of course, it's probably best  
used if you're interviewing for juniors.


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