Perl proficiency grading system

Peter Hickman peter.hickman at
Thu Mar 13 14:23:11 GMT 2008

Mark Knoop wrote:
> Hi
> Does anyone know of a list of benchmarks or grading criteria (whether 
> serious or humorous) which can be used to determine one's proficiency 
> as a Perl programmer?
> I have an interview for a job which stipulates a 'hardcore' Perl 
> programmer (I do not consider myself a hardcore programmer in any 
> sense but as I have some other relevant experience I thought I would 
> give it a shot).
> Whatever the connotations, 'hardcore' is relative and subjective - 
> they could mean someone who has experience programming large OO 
> applications as opposed to the odd CGI script or they could be after 
> someone who can hack at the internals etc.
> Pondering this it occurred to me that the range of possible levels of 
> involvement in Perl is so huge it is hard to gauge or communicate that 
> level and I wondered whether anyone had tried to solve this?
> Perhaps a CPAN module that examines all of one's code and grades one 
> on breadth of knowledge, complexity, progamming style etc?
> Mark

Do they have any CPAN modules or have they contributed bug reports / 
patches to someone else's modules?

Any other code floating around on the internet?

Peter Hickman.

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