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Date: 2004-06-19 (12:51)
From: Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk <qrczak@k...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Great Programming Language Shootout Revived
W li¶cie z sob, 19-06-2004, godz. 13:56 +0200, Nicolas Janin napisa³(a):

> Concerning the idea of zipping the source codes as a measure of code length,
> I find it quite good, as the zipped code is less sensitive to code layout
> than a pure line count and is a decent measure of the information conveyed.

I don't like this as a measure of the amount of code which must be
written and maintained, because copy&paste might actually come shorter
or equal to introducing appropriate named abstractions, while being much
worse design.

I think token count is the most objective measure from measures which
are reasonably easy to take automatically. If not token count, then
line count, and finally character count.

   __("<         Marcin Kowalczyk

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