Re: Average number of lines of code per day

In article <6uudujFgmkvqU14@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Ian Collins <ian-news@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
dj3vande@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:

Given any arbitrary productivity metric, good programmers *will* find a
way to game that metric and increase their percieved productivity.

That's much harder to do if the metric reflects delivered functionality,
where the unit of functionality isn't solely defined by the programmer!

Metrics that are tied to something that's actually a relevant measure
of externally visible progress aren't /arbitrary/.


Dave Vandervies dj3vande at eskimo dot com
[Knuth] writes that some authors have declared the method optimal, but he is
kind enough to spare them embarrassment by omitting their names; clearly they
forgot to consider cases like n==15. --Eric Sosman in comp.lang.c

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