Stranded with a C++ compiler and a bunch of queues

I love this post and would have a similar “WTF?” response to the question. It’s hard to get over the cognitive dissonance of “this is so wrong….” to even start thinking of a solution hehe.
That said, playing devil’s advocate a little, I could see a defense of these questions being that they want to see a candidate’s process for tackling problems they haven’t encountered before — and this is a problem you can basically be sure they haven’t encountered before.
While being a ridiculous question, would you still say it’s ridiculous in that light, of analyzing thought processes on new problems?

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