This is terrible. Say it ain't so, Jon. I've always loved the lines of code story as a culture clash parable. > -----Original Message----- > From: Jon.Paris@halinfo.it [mailto:Jon.Paris@halinfo.it] > Sent: Monday, November 08, 1999 12:53 PM > To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > Subject: Counting Lines of Code - was Job Accounting > > > > > >> When Micro$oft and IBM were collaborating on OS/2, > supposedly the IBM people > got very annoyed with the Micro$oft programmers for trying to > make the programs > shorter because fewer lines of code meant lower productivity. > > I doubt that very much. IBM's method for determining > programmer productivity is > not a strict count but also involves a factor (can't recall > what it's called) > that normalizes the count based on the "power" of the language. > > If anything I'd say the story was backwards. One of the > reasons that IBM had > major problems (and in the end abandoned) trying to port OS/2 > to the Power PC > platform was due to the fact that MS had insisted on coding > all of their > components in assembler rather than the C/C++ the IBM > developers were using. > That obviously was OK moving from one Intel box to another > but to Power PC > ......... > > > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to > MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: > email@example.com > +--- > +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org +---
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