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Mar
9
comment What does this pseudo-code do?
@JacquesB Sure, that's a prerequisite, but it's not enough. I can tell you what each line does, since it's easy enough, but until I read Jan's answer I didn't understand what was the intent of the algorithm. The question as stated is specifically aimed at seeing whether the interviewee understands the purpose of the algorithm, not its line by line operation. Whether it's a good interview question is another matter :)
Mar
9
comment What does this pseudo-code do?
@JacquesB The individual lines are not the problem (look at the exercise, it specifically asks not to answer "line by line"). What the interviewers want is for the interviewee to understand the meaning of the algorithm; see Jan's answer.
Mar
9
reviewed Approve Most efficient way to find top values
Mar
8
comment What license should I use for code ported from Chromium?
You probably need to contact the maintainers of Chromium and ask about this, especially if you can't track the specific license.
Mar
8
comment What license should I use for code ported from Chromium?
What was the license of the original file?
Mar
7
comment What is the value proposition of “build, release, run”?
I don't know if the scenario you describe counts as "modifying code at runtime". It does make your installation more brittle if the steps you describe aren't automated, but I assume you're saying they are. If they are automated and reproducible, I don't see any problem.
Mar
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revised What is the value proposition of “build, release, run”?
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7
answered What is the value proposition of “build, release, run”?
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reviewed Reviewed Test Utility in Spring: Singleton or Static
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reviewed Reviewed What is the reason for using lowercase for the first word in a local variable (eg, employeeCount, firstName)
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reviewed No Action Needed Python: architecture implications of using external subprocess or API
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reviewed No Action Needed What's the difference between ASP.NET Web Applications and Websites?
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reviewed Reviewed Encrypted content in games