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

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 16:17:33 MDT

"Emlyn (onetel)" wrote:
> > 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
> lines/day).
> > I can't recall whether he said it in public during the panel debate. If
> so
> > 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!

We ARE talking about Carl Feynman here. While I haven't worked with him,
the time I've spent chatting with him over chinese food on occasion
leads me to beleive he is a pretty damn smart guy, and if he's anything
like his dad, Richard, I would buy that 80,000 line figure no problem.

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