• Subject: RE: RE: programmer productivity.
  • From: "Pantzopoulos, Mike" <mikepantzopoulos@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 18:18:38 -0500

Title: RE: RE: programmer productivity.

Measuring productivity by lines of code is like measuring an artists work by the number of brush strokes applied to the canvas.

There is no measurement other than by your peers. Ask yourself.....would you work on another project with Joe Source,  Mary Code?

A small analogy. Last century, Dickens was paid by the word for his novels. His novels were printed in newspapers as weekly instalments. Read a 18th century newspaper to get an idea of the more is better syndrome.

A long, long time ago in a place far away the concept of elegance was a measure of an algorithms efficiency. It's the difference between a massively powerful computer churning through the possibilities and not being able to beat the human mind in a game of chess.


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