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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I sure hope so, otherwise you will be sitting around for a pretty long time during the interviewee(sp??) defines, designs, programs, and tests the perl code.

    Given as a pre-interview task it allows for a good view into the coders world. You could not only see someone solving a problem but also question his/her thoughts behind certain pieces of code.

    • Sorry for not being clear, the questions are given before the interview. You are right, the main goal is to be able to question the applicant's thinking. It gives us something more interesting to talk about and hopefully draws the applicant out into a more prolonged conversation. How you think is more important than how well you can recite parts of "Programming Perl". For this reason I prefer questions like "what do you like least about Perl?" over "what's returned by stat?".