SPUG: rejecting PERL applicants?
jeff.d.almeida at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 16:31:32 PDT 2012
I'm fond of Randal's answer to the question, found here:
Which is to say, it's perfectly reasonable to use the misuse of PERL as a
shibboleth to identify outsiders; if you don't know (or don't *care to
know*, which is even worse) enough about the language to know not to render
it in all caps because (in the words of perlfaq1), "Perl is not an
acronym," you shouldn't expect to pass a Bozo-filter screening for senior
Perl developer positions. :D
Look at it this way: Would another employer screening people for Java gigs
take someone seriously who didn't know the difference between EJB (a
technology) and MJB (a brand of mediocre coffee)? ;)
Jeff D. Almeida
near Seattle, WA
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 4:16 PM, C.J. Adams-Collier KF7BMP <
cjac at colliertech.org> wrote:
> wut. AWK stands for the authors. It's just written awk 'cuz they're on
> the DL. I mean the dl.
> On Fri, 2012-06-08 at 15:29 -0700, Craig Steffler wrote:
> > Cc:
> > Andrew Sweger <andrew at sweger.net>,
> > SPUG Members <spug-list at pm.org>
> > Subject:
> > Re: SPUG: rejecting PERL
> > applicants?
> > Date:
> > Fri, 8 Jun 2012 15:29:49 -0700
> > Look further and see if they have REGEX.
> > Better yet mess with them and ask what AWK stands for?
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