• Subject: Re: programmer productivity.
  • From: John Hall <jhall@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 18:23:23 -0500

Buck Calabro wrote:
> Here, there are a few people vehemently resistant to the very idea of
> metrics of any kind.  These tend to dislike RPG IV and prefer S/36 RPG.
> Have you seen the same?

Well I must be against the trend.  I prefer c++, delphi, c and then
RPGIV in that order :)  On the 400 I prefer RPGIV and will almost never
leave a program in RPGII/III if I can avoid it.

The problem with metrics on source code is that they don't measure what
I am producing they only measure the path I took to get there.  It would
be like measuring the productivity of an artist by how much paint he
used or how many different colors.  You might be able to determine how
HARD he was working but it wouldn't have anything to do with what he

John Hall
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