Python Productivity Gain?

Peter Hansen peter at
Mon Feb 16 15:31:51 CET 2004

Matthias wrote:
> This study reports a programmer productivity gain of about 2 for all
> the scripting languages over C, C++, and Java.  It is a pity that not
> more attempts to gain /unbiased/ information on software productivity
> are undertaken.

I agree.  Unfortunately, it appears, the cost of doing that is just too
high.  Several times I've wanted to do a study in my company to measure
the claimed productivity improvements of Python (and of other things) but
in the end without funding it's not likely to happen, or to be credible.


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