Jon Babcock wrote:

> Should the explanation read, "Output the parameters sequentially." or
> "Output the arguments sequentially."  Or does it matter?

Not to most people, but somewhere it does, but I don't recall where.

Here is an interesting reference I chanced across a week or so ago,
involving the Professor of Perl OO (among other things :-).

Damian Conway Talks Shop
by Joe Johnston
Aug. 21, 2000
http://www.perl.com/pub/2000/08/conway.html

> Whatever software your trying to build, you need people who are
> inspired by the idea of that software.  Even if they aren't virtuoso
> hackers: you can always teach a person to code better, or tidy their
> code after it's written; you can never teach a person to love your
> project. And without that emotional engagement, you'll never get the
> superhuman effort that's required to produce quality software.
>
> It often seems to me that recruiters ask the wrong questions when
> interviewing programmers. Sure you have to find out if they know the
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> difference between an argument and a parameter, but it's vastly more
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> important to discover what kind of enthusiasm and energy they're going
> to bring to your project, why they'll put in 18-hour days on it, why
> they'd pay you to work on it. Find those people and you'll get quality
> accounting software.

--
Conrad Schneiker
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