Counting lines of code

Tom Phoenix rootbeer at
Wed Jan 30 19:00:53 UTC 2008

On Jan 30, 2008 10:28 AM,  <squeak-dev.5.pris at> wrote:

> what is the easiest way of counting LOC of my project?

Okay, more seriously. Step one: File it out. Step two: Figure out a
way to count the LOC in a text file.

But even more seriously, what's the point of counting lines of code?
If you were painting a portrait, would you count the brushstrokes?
Lines of code as a metric correlates poorly with things that actually
matter, like code quality and completeness. What are you *really*
trying to measure?


--Tom Phoenix

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