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Re: A FOSS system like FishEye

From: Ted Dennison <dennison_at_ssd.fsi.com>
Date: 2006-07-26 15:01:38 CEST

Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> However, in addition to the arguments in the above Wikipedia page made
> against the practice of counting lines of code, I also feel compelled
> to point to this anecdote:
> http://folklore.org/StoryView.py?project=Macintosh&story=Negative_2000_Lines_Of_Code.txt
I find it odd that this rises to the level of "folklore". I had the
exact same thing happen to me one week back when I was working on NASA's
STGT. My supervisor loved it, as he hated the SLOC metric and now had a
good club to beat it with. I didn't see what the big deal was though.

I'm sure "negative progress" is a fairly common occurrence whenever
progress is being gathered in SLOC / developer / week. If the data is
being used in a sensible way, it should all wash out. If the data isn't
being used in a sensible way, then it doesn't really matter what gets
reported. :-)

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