View Full Version : Challenges

04-10-2004, 11:46 AM
I don't know how to put this without sounding incredibly dumb, but I have a question.

We have to set a Set of questions for a programming contest, and besides the standard set of esoteric code on quines and obscure language features, I would like to introduce some thing of use in the real world. And I suppose some of you have had professional programming experience.

Anyway, my question is, as programmers what sorts of challenges have you faced during work? (Excluding making the damn printers work :P) What kinds of problems do you come up against that you are forced to solve on the spot?

Any thoughts appreciated. (I hope I made myself clear enough)

04-10-2004, 04:56 PM
learn how to search through files for text strings, people often forget what they called a file....VERY often.