[Tutor] Moving off topic: WAS Re: functions--how long is too long?

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Tue Dec 8 12:21:20 CET 2009

> This is a new evidence that coding efficiency is more a question of coder 
> quality than anything else...

Don't know about "new", The book Peopleware was highlighting that fact 20 
years ago!
It also showed the type of environment that maximised the productivity of 
programmers - sadly, most of that is still ignored in businesses today.

But the real challenge is how to raise the standard of the average 
programmer to narrow
the gap between the best and the norm. Higher level languages like Python 
are one way
to do that.

Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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