re: Terrible interview question: Swap variables without a temporary VIEW POST

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For my interview process, 2 or 3 days before the meeting, I sent a real word problem to be solved that should take about 4 hours. Then we discuss the implemented solution, and I ask questions about the code.
Is anyone doing the same? Any pros and cons for this approach that you want to share?

 

The downside is that it is a lot of uncompensated time. Unless there's already a really good potential for the person to get the job, it doesn't seem fair to ask for so much of their time.

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