[Tutor] Am I missing something obvious about "FizzBuzz"?

boB Stepp robertvstepp at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 01:56:11 EDT 2017

On Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 12:32 AM, Steven D'Aprano <steve at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 01, 2017 at 12:09:55AM -0500, boB Stepp wrote:
>> If I understand the problem correctly, this gives the desired result.
>> I would have had this in < 30 seconds if I did not stop at each stage
>> and verified I was getting my expected result.  I don't claim to be a
>> *real* programmer and am definitely no where approaching a
>> professional programmer, but this question seems ridiculously easy!
> Congratulations, according to some, you are a better programmer than 99%
> of self-described programmers.

I definitely was *not* looking for a pat on the back.  I just could
not believe that "FizzBuzz" (Or similar questions.) would ever be
needed in a job interview for programming/software engineering.  I
honestly thought that I was missing something.  I know that I have had
some really bad *blooper* moments in the past on this list!

> https://blog.codinghorror.com/why-cant-programmers-program/

I truly hope that the above article does not reflect reality!

> For a dissenting view:
> https://www.skorks.com/2010/10/99-out-of-100-programmers-cant-program-i-call-bullshit/

Hopefully this one provides a more accurate picture, though it is not
a rosy view either.

The more I read and study, the more I follow this and the main list,
the more I realize how truly little I know ...


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