• Subject: RE: programmer productivity.
  • From: "Pantzopoulos, Mike" <mikepantzopoulos@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 20:07:09 -0500

Title: RE: programmer productivity.

Thanks Ken. I didn't explain myself properly. If I remember correctly, Deep Blue beat Kasparov due to a major amendment to the software to make it more intuitive rather than using a brute force technique. (Don't ask me how they did it!)

The point being that an elegant solution produced a better result than a zillion lines of code, or a zillion iterations of the same code.

I wonder if accountants are measured by the number of entries they make in a ledger. Is it better to write one cheque for a $1000 or a thousand cheques each for $1?

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