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Coding quality, understanding the bigger picture and knowing where to ask help.

Asking anyone an aptitude question will tell you one of two things. They got it right or wrong. However, just because you don't have the same answer as they do, doesn't mean either of you are wrong.

We have an aptitude test, and one of the questions is 'Where would look to find help?'. The hoped answer from the originator of the question was 'perldoc'. However, I tend to use CPAN PODs and O'Reilly books much more.

Another thing to think about is that you shouldn't be trying to trip people up, but get them to tell you their limits. When you know someone has a limit, you then know what areas of knowledge you can impart to them.

Another question was to write a closure. I personally hadn't written a closure until I read Damian's OO book and discovered how cool they were. I wonder how many experienced non-OO programmers there are who haven't a clue what a closure is?

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In reply to Re: The three great virtues by barbie
in thread A Perl aptitude test by Jonathan

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