[Ffmpeg-cvslog] r5941 - trunk/doc/soc.txt

Robert Swain robert.swain
Mon Aug 7 18:51:53 CEST 2006


Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 07, 2006 at 11:37:06AM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
> [...]
>>> + Screen the students better regarding their commitments during the
>>> summer and skills.
> fully agree, maybe a few questions to check their knowledge of C would
> be nice before accepting them, that should be done realtime (IRC) to make
> cheating a little harder
> some questions about things like !!x, big/little endian, various pointers to
> pointers, int32_t vs int, relative speed of * + & % /, 
> difference of ++i vs. i++, differnt precission of float vs. double, security
> issues about checkung input, malloc(x*y) integer overflows, ...
> ability to work with diff/patch/svn, ...

I didn't/don't know some of these things though I could have given an educated 
guess. I don't think it's reasonable to reject someone for not knowing them 
especially as they're easy to learn just by reading a couple of things or 
looking at a table. Having just read that list I've learned a couple of things I 
should think about and check when writing stuff. Maybe I'm biased in this 
opinion but I don't think not knowing such things is sufficient grounds to write 
someone off if they're interested and enthusiastic about their work.


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