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[6]: Sad Truth
by rr7.num7 on Tue 25th Sep 2012 19:10 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Sad Truth"
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And if you would tell me not to use "3rd-party libs" for standard-C++ functions like std::abs(), I would immediately quit the interview under the assumption that your dev-department heavily suffers the NIH-syndrome and missed the last 20 years of C++ standardization.


Also, as others already said, there are simpler ways (even as simple as using unary minus operator) to solve this than using bitwise operations. I think anyone who choses the latter is nothing but a show-off. It might be acceptable in a student, but not in a professional.

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