python vs perl lines of code
john at castleamber.com
Fri May 19 04:17:43 CEST 2006
"akameswaran at gmail.com" <akameswaran at gmail.com> wrote:
> But if a 1 person, using 1 language, with the same set of tools withing
> a 3 month period implements the same algo without bugs - I'll bet you
> the shorter one was theone written second.
You might lose that bet very often. I see often that additional checks are
added to algorithms to handle special cases overlooked, or documentation
added because a co-worker had problems with the notation.
I rarely see my scripts shrink, they often grow. The only time they shrink
is when I factor one or more modules out of it :-)
> The fact that you many ppl will state the shorter line count of
> rewrites is a sign of improving skill
I disaprove if you want to make it a general rule. I have seen too many
> My skill level increases a lot faster than my coding style changes over
After 10 years that will change the other way around I guess. At least
that's my experience.
> So while far from conclusive, the fact that I find my code gets
> shorter the second time - and it is usually done more skillfully, it
> seems there is a correlation of some sort between lines of code and
Yup, and this is exactly what frightens me the whole time in this thread.
People looking for quality rules based on line count. It's wrong.
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