Is tape dead?
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Tue Sep 15 14:05:51 CDT 2015
On 09/15/2015 11:49 AM, Richard Loken wrote:
> 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?
Most likely COBOL. The GSA types were doing a lot of it back when I
remember the number. Probably punched into cards.
Could also have been RPG, or less likely FORTRAN. Back when I heard the
statistic, I don't think that federal types had used C. Maybe JOVIAL or
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