wc calls that 638 more words committed to eternity and I disagree with almost every one. Instead of adding another few hundred to the ether in a pointless point by pointless rebuttal I'll answer the question in the hopper.
My God, exquisite.
I gotta say, I really hate how interviews are done traditionally.
I think there are pros and cons to grilling certain concepts, and I think people should be studied up and sharp on interview questions but it's a real bummer when you get a question that you KNOW you could figure out in a couple hours given a laptop and a compiler and you end up having to sit and look like a jackass waffling your way through it. Granted, perhaps that's the kind of litmus test certain companies are looking for, where being able to answer all of their interview questions and answer them well is the bare minimum, but I think something like an 8 hour contract or even a take home test is better, perhaps in addition to some grilling.
Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, you're god damn right I'm living in the fucking past