londonperlmongers at iandocherty.com
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, hexten.net
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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