Python Productivity Gain?
peter at engcorp.com
Wed Feb 18 20:55:14 CET 2004
Corey Coughlin wrote:
> It is a difficult problem, but I don't think it's completely
> insurmountable. Take some programmers right out of school, or just a
> general population of people, give them training in language X for a
> fixed period of time, set them up to perform some task, and see how
> long it takes them. Sure, some of them will be better programmers
> than others, but with a large enough sample population you should be
> able to draw some conclusions on the average, if there is an effect to
> be measured. And yes, the bigger the population, the better the
> results, so it would be fairly expensive to conduct, but still, you
> could draw conclusions. Getting funding would be tricky, though,
> that's a given.
And this only looks at productivity for new programmers, which might
be an interesting problem for some people, but not others. I would
venture to say that Python provides a larger productivity boost for
_experienced_ programmers, especially those who are very experienced
with OOP and maybe even more so those who have adopted agile methods...
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