Python Productivity Gain?

Lothar Scholz llothar at
Tue Feb 17 20:08:05 CET 2004

Peter Hansen <peter at> wrote in message news:<4030D457.D193F14C at>...
> 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.

A good study of this would cost around 750000 US$ and take at least
one year with 2 or 3 persons per team. It's not a problem for IBM or
SUN to pay for it.
But they live on selling consulting hours. Why should they be
interested in a study of who to increase programmer productivity ?

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