Show off your Python chops and compete with others

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Nov 7 01:38:40 CET 2013


On 07/11/2013 00:28, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> On 07/11/2013 00:24, Roy Smith wrote:
>> In article <jWAeu.102858$rN3.45213 at fx21.am4>,
>>   Andrew Cooper <root at 127.0.0.1> wrote:
>>
>>> On 07/11/2013 00:00, Nathaniel Sokoll-Ward wrote:
>>>> Thought this group would appreciate this:
>>>> www.metabright.com/challenges/python
>>>>
>>>> MetaBright makes skill assessments to measure how talented people are at
>>>> different skills. And recruiters use MetaBright to find outrageously
>>>> skilled job candidates.
>>>>
>>>> Python is a new area of expertise for us. We make "Challenges" for a bunch
>>>> of languages and we're excited to finally have Python released. Give it a
>>>> shot -- I'd love to hear what you think.
>>>>
>>>
>>> "What is the correct number of spaces for indentation in Python?"
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> What does the following code do?
>> def a(b, c, d): pass
>>
>> My answer: "Defines a function which returns None", but that isn't one
>> of the choices.
>>
>
> "Which is a correct way to perform exponentiation in Python?"
>
> 1) math.pow(a,b)
> 2) a^b
> 3) a*2b
> 4) None of the other responses are correct
>
> Apparently I was wrong by answering 4), and 1) is the expected answer.
> Clearly the author doesn't know about the ** operator in python.
>
>
> It appears that no serious python coders were consulted when writing
> these questions.
>
> ~Andrew
>

So that narrows the search for the culprit down to our Greek aquaintance? :)

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But the best has yet to be invented.  Christian Tismer

Mark Lawrence




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