Saturday October 11, 2003
An interview quandry
Round one includes a surprisingly simple "prove you can code in Perl and C" exercise, at a very nice, wall-to-wall whiteboard. Round two, several days later, is in the same room. The code on the whiteboard (for the same exercise) is different. Glancing at it during the course of the interview, I spot one outright bug, and then notice that whoever wrote the code didn't understand autovivification. And they didn't anchor a regex.
What would you do in this situation? Would you mention it to the interviewer? Why (or why not)?