Re: Throwing down the glove [was Re: Nanotech/Opensource: OpinionsNeeded.]

From: Emlyn (onetel) (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 08:26:37 MDT

> I think it was something along the lines of having written 30,000
> lines of code in 8 months or 80,000 in 3 months or something similar
> (which is at least order of magnitude or so above the standard 10
> I can't recall whether he said it in public during the panel debate. If
> we could check the tapes for the actual quote.

80,000 lines in 3 months is about 900 lines a day. You'd have to hit the
caffeine pretty hard, but it could be done. The 10 lines/day metric is for
bug free code, and wraps up the entire software development lifecycle I
think, at least coding+testing+maintenance, which justifies that tiny
figure. Really, us coders are not such slobs that we can only manage 10
lines of code a day!

I bet that 30,000 or 80,000 lines of code was riddled with bugs!


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