Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 24th Sep 2012 15:07 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "I've been programming professionally for about 3 years at this point, and I've noticed some interesting patterns in other programmers I've worked with. One of the key differentiators among programmers is motivation. I'm not referring to an individual's passion to simply be successful in their career, but rather the type of work they want to pursue. The thing they want to do with computers every day, the types of problems they are interested in solving."
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RE[2]: Sad Truth
by JeeperMate on Tue 25th Sep 2012 11:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad Truth"
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Addendum:

And btw, both your solution and the solution I wrote in my original post have a bug, which I would've asked about, if he would've come up with something similar to mine or yours. But this follow-up question is only meant to test his mastery, which is not compulsory for the position he was being interviewed for. We don't want to assign maintenance works to someone who really masters his/her field -- such person deserves more challenging tasks.

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RE[3]: Sad Truth
by peejay on Tue 25th Sep 2012 18:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad Truth"
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2005-06-29

Addendum: And btw, both your solution and the solution I wrote in my original post have a bug...

The bug is that none of the code is commented. ;)

I'm basing this especially on "Computer Engineering/Computer Science graduates who don't understand why or how the above code works have wasted years of life studying a subject they're not even interested in" which implies that no one else is going to understand even this simple function.

Edited 2012-09-25 18:41 UTC

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