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Re^2: Stop with the interview questions already

by merlyn (Sage)
on Aug 30, 2009 at 18:50 UTC ( #792196=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Stop with the interview questions already
in thread Stop with the interview questions already

No one here cares if people are using what they learn here for interviews or for homework or whatever. Most people here try to help those who need it, and like doing so.
I strongly disagree.

And I object to you mischaracterizing Perlmonks as such.

Keeping the issues of "outsourcing" and "racial hatred" completely out of the equation, let me make it perfectly clear:

Most people here believe that homework and interview questions are a test of an individual's already existing skill, not their ability to crowdsource the answer.

As such, answering these questions undermines the very integrity of the process, and is bad karma, if not much more serious.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119.

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[1nickt]: kgb not quite as simple as ... and ...; are interchangeable. There are edge cases, shown in perlsyn.
[1nickt]: Hm well actually I guess it's not the trailing semi-colon that's at issue there, it's disambiguation between the ellipsis and the binary flip-flop
[1nickt]: Although the example given does not produce an error as stated, on my perl.

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