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Upstream Research Interview Houston, TX

Why is the M in Makefile capitalized ?


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For an interview for a computational sciences group where there are many challenging problems in optimization, convergence, algorithm design etc. I thought this was a rather silly question and hardly pertinent to what it takes to solve hard problems.

Interview Candidate on Feb 13, 2012

Because in this way the Makefile will show up at the top of "ls" list

Anonymous on Oct 3, 2012

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