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Thursday May 18, 2006
05:49 PM


[ #29637 ]

Possible new $employer decided that they wanted me to take the Brainbench Perl 5.8 test. I feel that there has to be some irony when the test asks about some change made in 5.8.6, and I find myself grepping to find the answer in the very directory tree that I used to make the integration to 5.8.6 and the final release. (/home/nick/p4perl/maint-5.8/perl on No, I can't remember everything that goes into a release, even if I did write about it at the time in the perldelta.

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  • Possible new $employer decided that they wanted me to take the Brainbench Perl 5.8 test.

    I think I find that part the most ironic.

    Did you try telling them that you've been making Perl for the last few years?

    - ask

    -- ask bjoern hansen [], !try; do();

    • Deep apologies from new $employer.

      It became the unfortunate funny hallway anecdote about how process can be moronic.

      On the other hand, name of prospective $employee spread like wildfire.

      • There's no need to apologise. I find all this very funny, and laughed until I coughed. It also seems to have been very effective at breaking the ice.

        Yes, I did think it slightly strange that I was being asked to do a Perl test, but my two choices appeared to be "fight it" or "play along". It seemed that "fight it" was at best break even, whereas "play along" was at worst break even, which made the decision obvious.