[libre-riscv-dev] funny article about Rust and technical interviews

Jacob Lifshay programmerjake at gmail.com
Tue May 26 23:24:44 BST 2020

On Tue, May 26, 2020, 15:03 Cole Poirier <colepoirier at gmail.com> wrote:

> On May 26 2020, at 2:25 pm, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net>
> wrote:
> > On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Jacob Lifshay <programmerjake at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> https://blog.mgattozzi.dev/oxidizing-the-technical-interview/
> >>
> >> Amazing and horrifying!
> >
> >
> > :)
> >
> > reminds me of a bare metal ADA howto i saw, when the question came up on
> > comp.arch about not using ADA runtimes that are only designed for
> GNU/Linux.
> >
> > l.
> It made my brain hurt. Can one of you more experienced programmers
> please explain the joke to me? Is the objective to show us mere mortals
> our assumptions of safety, etc. lie upon foundations that would scare us
> because our modern programming environments coddle us?

The objective is mostly to provoke laughter at the absurdity of what the
interviewee is doing, since they are going waay beyond what is necessary or
practical to run a program even if you were running it on bare metal: using
#![no_core] is like if you decided to write your own stddef.h or stdint.h
if you were writing in C, or writing your own implementation of the int or
bool classes in Python.


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