Is tape dead?
richardlo at admin.athabascau.ca
Tue Sep 15 13:49:42 CDT 2015
On Tue, 15 Sep 2015, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Maybe that's changed today. I remember seeing a figure of 11 debugged
> lines of code per day per programmer as the average for a GSA programmer
> back in the 1980s.
I remeber that statistic from my youth, too. What kind of code? Fortran?
APL? Cobol? Assember? C?
Okay, here are eleven lines of C code:
for(i = 0; i < 5; i++)
fprintf(stderr, "%d. Hello world\n", i);
That is hardly the language for this kind of statistic.
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