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> you shouldn't discount these engineers over minor details like this.

Then they should apply for a job where their skills are relevant. If you're applying for a job where you're writing code (like all of the ones I described), you'd better be able to code.

Edit: and we let you Google whatever you need in the interview. If you can't figure out how to clone an array (an implementation detail of the interview question) on your own, I don't know what role you think you're applying for.




> If you're applying for a job where you're writing code (like all of the ones I described), you'd better be able to code.

That's fair. No sense in bringing in architecture astronauts who can't translate their dreams to reality.

> we let you Google whatever you need in the interview

Right, rejecting someone who can't Google things properly is the correct choice. That's a skill that's useful at all levels.




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