maximum verbosity is not good programming practise.  :)

don't succumb to the dreaded Charles Dickens Syndrome
and make the code too wordy and cluttered to be easily
maintanable or understandeable.

i've had to wade thru code written by people with CDS,
and it's a nightmare seeing some of the exessive
and downright silly things that pop up.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christian Reiniger [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Subject: Re: [PHP] Pricing Advice Needed
> On Thursday 28 June 2001 12:44, Alva Chew wrote:
> > Thanks for the advice, what about charging by line of code? how does
> > that apply?
> Don't.
> Lines of code are a terrible measurement. Good programmers often write 
> code that has more functionality, is more maintainable *and* is much 
> smaller than the code of "newbies".
> Furthermore it's bad for you - you don't spend a constant amount of 
> effort per source line. Some parts are easy while others take much time. 
> And some areas of work (database setup, site structure planning etc) 
> produce zero lines of code.

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