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Here is the link to the actual job I believe:


40 decent perl programmers in Amsterdam is going to be tough to fill.

The only ones I know of that are good with Perl you wouldn't want to hire for any reason.

First I thought they meant Perl programmers 40 years and older, but age discrimination is illegal here :)

If they are "good with Perl," then why would you "not want to hire them"?

I think that he's saying that their other characteristics would make you not want to hire them, even though they are good with Perl.

I was trying to be slightly diplomatic, but I seem to have failed. Let me put it more blunt:

If you're looking for 40 people you'll be looking for team players, these guys are really good, on their, own doing something that will never need maintenance.

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