Is tape dead?

Richard Loken richardlo at
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:

	#include <stdio.h>

		int i;

		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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