I don't like interview-questions questions. When I see those words, my finger gets itchy for the 'not a real question' radio button.
However, I'm prepared to be persuaded that my attitude is in need of adjustment, so I'm posting this question to invite people to either agree or disagree.
Why don't I like them?
- They are, almost by definition, artificial. They aren't a real 'programming' problem. No one is actually trying to accomplish the thing they are talking about. They might be a real 'job acquisition' problem, but, as such, they don't belong on SO.
- The posters very frequently mangle them beyond recognition. OK, to be exact, I can't distinguish between the possibility that there are some interviewers asking some really, really, stupid questions out there and this claim here.
- There seems to be a whiff of 'Help me get this job I'm not qualified for.' about the business.
What do others think about this?