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[Caml-list] Great Programming Language Shootout Revived
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Date: 2004-06-18 (15:39)
From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Great Programming Language Shootout Revived
On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Sebastien Ferre wrote:

> What about counting characters instead (counting several spaces in
> a row as only one character) ? As most languages just don't mind
> where you cut the lines, this seems to me a more fair measure.
> Also, this would give complete freedom on the indentation style
> without resulting in any disadvantage for the language rank.
> Just a suggestion :)

Actually, the idea I like is to pick a standard compression algorithm- say 
gzip, or bzip2- and compress the files.  This actually gives you a decent 
approximation of the amount of information the soure code contains- and 
entire sidesteps a lot of issues.  In addition to newlines and indenting, 
it also minimizes the effect of variable name length.  For example, the 
average name length for ocaml programs is probably a lot shorter than the 
average name length for java programs.

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