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As a CompE in his final semester of undergrad, I resent this characterization. I've seen what the tests and MPs from ten years ago looked like, and they're a joke compared to what we see nowadays. Even when you consider the number of cheaters and copy-pasta-ers (which was much more difficult to catch a few years ago), I think the standards for LEGITIMATE programmers are constantly improving.

There will always people that skirt by on the bare minimum level of work, and due to the increasing number of people in this industry, the number of slackers is increasing as well.

Or perhaps I'm overly optimistic about our current generation.

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