Hi all,

IBM initiated a metric called "Function Points" that attempts to provide a
means for measuring programming tools by the amount of code that has to be
written in order to produce a program of a certain complexity.

There have been several studies by which programming languages have been
ranked in terms of lines of code (LOC) per function point (FP)

Smalltalk, for example, is reckoned to have a ratio of 20 LOC per FP. Java
and C++ come in around the 50 mark.

Is anybody aware of studies that have applied this kind of scoring to the
BASIC used in MV databases, or any other study that seeks to rank
programming languages in terms of programmer producivity and that includes
MV BASIC?

Thanks

Bob

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