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Re: A Perl aptitude test

by hardburn (Abbot)
on May 02, 2003 at 15:33 UTC ( #255037=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to A Perl aptitude test

People tend to learn the portions of Perl that are most applicable to their section of the problem set. I'm sure there are very experianced Perl programmers who never used the formating feature, but there are also people who learned Perl a month ago who use it every day.

Your test seems to start with some easy questions and then gets a little more indepth later on. I would suggest throwing a few harder questions in there (perhaps a multiple-map statement similar to the Schwartzian Transform). Don't count it against them if they get it wrong, but use it as a flag to find people who really know what they're doing.

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Re: Re: A Perl aptitude test
by Jonathan (Curate) on May 02, 2003 at 15:52 UTC
    Thanks for your reply.
    I can't really add more questions - the total test, including the other sections, already takes over an hour. I think I just need to focus my questions better.
    When I first wrote the test I thought about a Schwartzian transform question but considered it too demanding for that stage and decided it was something I would ask about in a full technical interview.

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