Brainbench perl test?

Joel Bernstein joel at
Tue Aug 28 19:41:14 BST 2012

On 28 August 2012 15:09, Dave Hodgkinson <davehodg at> wrote:
> Anyone done this lately? Still as useful as it used to be?

Not recently but unless it's been completely replaced it's a useless
and in places wrong multiple choice test of some random trivia.
Nothing you couldn't solve with perldoc inside the time allowed, but I
don't see how that helps anyway. It's a red flag of lack of clue if a
prospective employer tries to use this to weed out candidates.

Basically, it's the sort of thing that people who don't know anything
about the subject use to try to pretend they can gauge someone's


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