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Comment Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 440

No, he said candidates fresh out of school couldn't write "working code" (less minor syntax problems) without a compiler. This test tests how well the candidate has memorized the language. If you want to test how well they can follow a program mentally without a debugger, then disable their ability to run the code. But don't deprive them of an IDE and reference material for the language.

Comment Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 440

Probably just a troll, but I know there are actually people holding opinions like this lurking on slashdot who think if you need anything more than a text editor to do your job, then you're inferior. I write code in several languages each with their own libraries, syntax, and peculiarities. No, I don't think I could write anything more than a simple program that's compilable without a compiler to run it through, and perhaps an internet connection to remember framework/library function names. I haven't had to do that sort of thing since my turbo pascal days over 25 years ago. I'm just not used to working/thinking that way. If you think that makes me a shitty programmer, well, then you're an idiot.

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