On Tuesday, 15 January 2019 at 06:57:28 UTC, Paul Backus wrote:
On Tuesday, 15 January 2019 at 05:18:45 UTC, aliak wrote:
Quote from article:
"The languages with the strongest positive coefficients -
meaning associated with a greater number of defect fixes are
C++, C, and Objective-C, also PHP and Python. On the other
hand, Clojure, Haskell, Ruby and Scala all have significant
negative coefficients implying that these languages are less
likely than average to result in defect fixing commits."
Does this take into account the experience of the programmers
writing in each language? Given their relative popularity, I
imagine PHP and Python have many more beginning programmers
writing code in them than Haskell and Clojure.
Not that I saw in the paper no. But that is a good point.