Brainbench perl test?

Roger Burton West roger at
Tue Sep 4 13:13:07 BST 2012

On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 01:03:22PM +0100, Mr I wrote:
>You're not testing the candidates knowledge of maths you're testing their
>knowledge of programming.

If the candidate doesn't ask "what happens when n is less than 2", he
may be a passable maintenance programmer but he's not someone I'd hire
to have any sort of responsibility.

>It's equivalent to asking you to write a function ved(n, m) that implements
>the 16 sutras* and uses them to return the result. A task that maybe easily
>done by many an Indian programmer yet many in this group would struggle

Similarly, I'd expect the candidate to ask for more information.


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