The other interesting thing I noted @ the HELLO WORLD site was that we had FULL source 
code for things like delphi - even though 99.9% was produced automatically from the 
IDE !

Ross Ferris
Stamina Software
Visage – an Evolution in Software Development


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>From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On
>Behalf Of Brian Leach
>Sent: Wednesday, 14 April 2004 11:25 PM
>To: 'U2 Users Discussion List'
>Subject: RE: Productivity metrics
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>Ok I see.
>Meaningless then.
>You can write some pretty hairy nested stuff into a single 'C' statement.
>How is that counted?
>If you call a library function, do you count all the lines in that
>function?
>If you execute a SQL command under TSQL, how much of the SQL library is
>included in the tally?
>
>It's like those old programming competitions - write the shortest program
>in
>any computer language that prints itself, and so forth (before anyone pipes
>up, my entry: pg $0)
>
>I used a class generator a while back to generate VB classes to access a
>data source. The classes are horrible, complicated, long winded things -
>but
>since they were machine generated and provide just about every method I
>might need my productivity was actually improved by using them.
>
>A uvCase screen is built using a screen designer or from a short script.
>But
>the screen interpreter includes thousands of lines of Delphi code. Again,
>which is counted?
>
>As a measure it all sounds a bit pointless - I can't see how number of
>statements relates to programmer productivity when there are so many
>different ways to pare a moggie.
>
>Brian
>
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>Sent: 14 April 2004 12:59
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>Subject: Re: Productivity metrics
>
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>From: "Brian Leach" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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>Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 1:55 PM
>Subject: RE: Productivity metrics
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>
>> By 'lines of code' I wonder what they mean?
>>
>> Lines of source code? Number of Actions? Source or executable statements?
>I've seen it expressed as lines of source code or as "statements"
>
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