William L. Anderson wrote: > Years ago I had to write a Fortran > program as part of a job interview. The program problem was quite > simple, and I wrote one that checked for as many errors as I could think > of. My interviewer wanted to know what took me so long. I didn't get an > offer.
Years ago (probably not as many), I had to write a C program for a job interview. I also had it test for practically every error I could think of, mainly input format errors. I did get the offer, but I was told that the company placed such a premium on performance (it was telephony stuff) that I should not be quite so thorough on the errorchecking. Silly me, I had thought that they would also value reliability.... > My 2 cents is that people are not really willing to pay for software > with the kinds of qualities that we talk about in this list (which is > about more than security). Well, *most* people anyway. The avionics, medical, and suchlike fields are quite another story. > Bill Anderson Is this perchance the Bill Anderson who was my "great grandboss" until he left BAE for Cryptek? -- Dave Aronson http://www.davearonson.com/ "Specialization is for insects." -Heinlein _______________________________________________ Secure Coding mailing list (SC-L) SC-L@securecoding.org List information, subscriptions, etc - http://krvw.com/mailman/listinfo/sc-l List charter available at - http://www.securecoding.org/list/charter.php