In the case payment does come down to lines of code written I'm already covered.

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Joshua Kehn |

On Oct 7, 2010, at 1:50 PM, wrote:

> Surely it would have been a bit more sensible to work out the time the 
> programmer had spent on the project and then calculate it as a percentage of 
> the total time that programmer would spend on it to complete it (which might 
> not be the whole duration of the project)
> Also, counting code lines seems unfair. I know it used to be this way, but 
> its a bit like paying firemen based on the number of fires they put out; 
> don't be surprised if arson figures go up!
> I would guess though that this fellow likely had to pay some of that initial 
> outlay of cash back though, and would further assume the total price 
> attributed to each line was no more than 3 or 4 cents (damb English androids 
> don't have the cent character)
> Thanks,
> Ash
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> From: "tedd" <>
> Date: Thu, Oct 7, 2010 18:20
> Subject: [PHP] tedd's Friday Post ($ per line)
> To: <>
> Hi gang:
> Several years ago I was involved in a court case where a programmers 
> work was being evaluated to establish a dollar amount for the work 
> done.
> The case was a dispute where the client wanted money back from a 
> programmer for a discontinued project. The programmer simply wanted 
> to be paid for the work he had done. This wasn't a case where anyone 
> had done anything wrong, but rather a circumstance where two parties 
> were trying to figure out who was due what.
> You see, the original client had been taken over by another company 
> who put a halt to the project the programmer was working on. The new 
> company claimed that because the project wasn't finished, then the 
> programmer should pay back all the money he was paid up-front to 
> start the project. However, while the project had not been finished, 
> the programmer had indeed worked on the project for several months.
> The programmer stated he wanted to paid his hourly rate. But the new 
> client stated that the up-front money paid had been based upon a bid 
> and not an hourly rate. So, they were at odds as to what to do.
> The solution in this case was to place a dollar amount on the actual 
> "lines of code" the programmer wrote. In other words, they took all 
> of programmers code and actually counted the lines of code he wrote 
> and then agreed to a specific dollar amount to each line. In this 
> case, the programmer had written over 25,000 lines of code. What do 
> you think he was paid?
> And with all of that said, what dollar amount would you place on your 
> "line of code"?
> Cheers,
> tedd
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