Ian Docherty londonperlmongers at
Fri May 11 13:58:21 BST 2007

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> I remember thinking I'd stumbled into the magic kingdom when I learnt 
> that I could copy a string like this:
>   while (*d++ = *s++) ;
> Xenix, 1984, a basement office in Billingham. Bizarrely I'd be 
> contracted for a single day to devise cunning tests to be used on 
> applicants for C job.
> I neglected to tell them that I spent the first half of the day 
> teaching myself C. Cue lots of protracted crapper visits with a copy 
> of K&R :)
> --Andy Armstrong, 
A perfect example of the blind leading the blind!

And that explains why some of these interview questions are so dumb!


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