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Re: Re: Re^2: How to measure Perl skills?

by thelenm (Vicar)
on Mar 25, 2004 at 05:37 UTC ( #339647=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re^2: How to measure Perl skills?
in thread How to measure Perl skills?

I understand what you're saying, but I think this particular trick question is probably too much of a trick. "Write a bubble sort" really comes across as a test of familiarity with algorithms, not a test of lateral thinking skills. I guess if you're looking for a person who will respond to the seemingly straightforward "implement algorithm X" with "why don't I do Y instead?", then you'll probably find someone who responds that way. But ultimately I think you're probably tricking yourself, as you will miss out on talented folks who just happened to take your challenge at face value.

-- Mike

XML::Simpler does not require XML::Parser or a SAX parser. It does require File::Slurp.
-- grantm, perldoc XML::Simpler

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