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  • I guess it would certainly depend. The way the job market is right now, at least for me, it's dog eat dog and you have to to anything and everything to stand out as the cream of the crop.

    So, I say, if you left them with any doubt about your coding abilities, point out the error, it will strengthen your position and weaken whoever wrote the code. If your skills are not in doubt it's perhaps a little tougher call, but I probably would anyway, maybe it is their way of a test.

    A lot of the things I read ab

  • I was shown production code in my interview. I did a quick scan and started asking questions as to why certain "standard coding practices" were not used. I believe that by pointing these things out, I earned some added "brownie points".

    One warning, be prepared to fix whatever code mistakes you point out. :-)

  • If you are able to do it in a friendly and helpful manner, then definitely yes. "I think the fellow writing this meant ... because other autovivification would ...". And fix the missing delimiter in the regexp without mentioning it. :-)

      - ask

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