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comment Is a new build required everytime I make a change to the code?
@Aaditya: No, make clean deletes everything that's built, typically because you explicitly want to do a full rebuild. Try to build, edit a file and then just run make.
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comment Is a new build required everytime I make a change to the code?
Did you try changing a file and building? MSVC will build what's needed, no more.
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comment Extremely trivial C++ phone interview question
@Mehrdad: IMO a valid answer would be e.g. "AFAIK you can't". The OPs point isn't to decide whether to hire with these, it's to filter out the candidates he doesn't want to waste time interviewing. The answer to an interview question doesn't need to be 100% correct or 100% incorrect in order to tell you something useful about the candidate.
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comment Extremely trivial C++ phone interview question
@Mehrdad: If I'm interviewing someone claiming 10+ years of practical C++ experience he should know this. If I interview someone fresh out of school I wouldn't ask it. Above are just sample questions that are suitable for a phone interview, at varying levels of difficulty.
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comment Extremely trivial C++ phone interview question
@Peter: You can select which constructor to use when initializing a parent class, but not using a function call syntax. In c++0x you can delegate to other constructors though.
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comment Extremely trivial C++ phone interview question
@Bo: If you're a senior who also interviews candidates, would you want to spend time interviewing people that couldn't answer the simple ones? Because those people for some reason do apply... As long as you tell the candidate that this is just a quick filtering test, I don't really see a problem with asking such questions.
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comment Extremely trivial C++ phone interview question
@Nim: I've found that such Qs are a good test of the candidates confidence in his abilities. Someone who knows C++ very well will answer that on the spot rather than try to figure out what he's forgotten.
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comment Extremely trivial C++ phone interview question
@Nim: It's a trick question - the correct answer is that you cannot explicitly call a constructor in C++ - you can indirectly call it by constructing an object, or in base class initialization, but you cannot explicitly just call it.
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