Please understand: what I'm looking for here is a total vacuum in one of these areas. It's OK if they struggle a little and then figure it out. It's OK if they need some minor hints or prompting. I don't mind if they're rusty or slow. What you're looking for is candidates who are utterly clueless, or horribly confused, about the area in question.
Yegge's five questions, or rather categories of questions, are:
- Object-oriented Programming
- Scripting and Regular Expressions
- Data Structures
- Bits and Bytes