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Discussion on: How do you rate your (a programming language) skill on a scale of 1 to 10?

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Peter Aba

There's also a few ways to look at this. Many-many years ago I tried to keep a very compelling profile on a freelancer job board which had tons of users and had some tests as well. A competed the PHP test and the thing told me I'm top 2%. So according to that I was a 10 and I guess I was pretty good at it. But what is a 10? I never wrote one line of C for the PHP project at the time. I was "just" very familiar with the "API". So if you had me compared against a core contributor or hired me to create a new module, I would have faired pretty badly. What should have been my real score? 3? 6? 7? I don't know.