[prog] Certainly not logic

Jacinta Richardson jarich at perltraining.com.au
Wed Oct 27 00:29:12 EST 2004


In my browsing today, I came across the following article and I thought 
you might be interested.


It's written by someone who's company requires solutions to various code 
problems with your resume when hiring.  He points out some shocking code 
he's seen along the way for example:

* Disclaimer: This source code has NOT been compiled.
*             I would estimate a couple more hours of development to
*             eliminate any typos and other compile time errors.
*             Then the fun starts.

As it says:

    This code is supposed to be an example of peoples' best code; this
    is their first impression, and metaphorically, most people are barely
    bothering to shower and dress, much less put on a suit. There is no
    time limit for writing it; they can do it on their own time and send
    it in with their résumé. I shudder to think what some of them would
    write in the usual frenetic pace of real world work.

It's a good read.

All the best,


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