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I think that newbabymonks is the interviewer not the candidate. My guess is that he is a non technical manager at a company that does outsourced programming projects, and that they have just landed a contract to maintain some legacy perl on the strength of exaggerated promises and a low ball fee.

Except they have no perl programmers on the payroll, so they need to recruit some fast hence their urgent need for some technical questions to filter out applicants that have lied about their qualifications. I doubt it will end well.

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by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Sep 06, 2011 at 14:25 UTC
        I doubt it will end well.

    My read as well. It has been my experience, especially in the last six months or so, that there are a ton of contract houses out there throwing bodies at projects with no hope of filling their client's needs effectively. The bodies they throw at the projects are willing to work for peanuts so the clients bite and it screws things up for the rest of us. Grr.

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by Anonymous Monk on Sep 06, 2011 at 14:26 UTC
    Oh wow, and I was thinking some kind of car freshner salesman :p