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I have been tasked with interviewing for a new perl position. My first task is to come up with come questions that test the candidates technical ability, both as a programmer and as a perl programmer. I confess I am at a loss with regard to perl questions. I have so far thought of:
  • What arguments do you frequently use for the perl interpreter and what do they mean.
  • What does the command 'use strict' do and why should you use it?
  • What do the symbols $ @ and % mean when prefixing a variable.
  • What elements of the perl language could you use to structure your code to allow for maximum re-use and maximum readability.
  • What is a JAPH?
  • What are the characteristics of a project that is well suited to perl.
  • Why do you program in perl.
As you can see I am not really concerned with information that a candidate could trivially get from the perl books that I would expect them to have easily to hand. I am more interested in information that could only really have come from experience. Do you have anything to add or anything to remove?
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Zigster

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