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Re: How to measure Perl skills?

by educated_foo (Vicar)
on Mar 23, 2004 at 03:10 UTC ( #338877=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to measure Perl skills?

golf.

Update: Jesus, people, enough with the -6! I wasn't completely serious here. On the other hand, if you're interviewing for just "Perl skills" as opposed to "application design skills", "testing skills", "system administration skills", or whatever else, you're probably looking for someone who is intimately familiar with how Perl behaves. And since Perl golf is all about exploiting strange corners of the language, I think it's a decent test of "Perl skills".

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[shmem]: you get a file named tags where all symbols and the places where they are used are listed
[Lady_Aleena]: geany may not support that.
[shmem]: I see that there is a plugin geany-plugin- codenav
[shmem]: maybe that supports ctags, check the documentation
[Lady_Aleena]: I'd have to talk to a geany person to see.
[Lady_Aleena]: Right now, I'm trying to decide whether I want to rewrite how variables are entered in the sub I'm working on.
[shmem]: wait, what? you want that person to read the documentation for you?
[Lady_Aleena]: I might have to go with options instead of a straight list.
[Discipulus]: if more than 3 go for named variables LA

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