Counting lines of code

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Thu Jan 31 04:23:21 UTC 2008

On Jan 30, 2008 5:00 PM, Tom Phoenix - rootbeer at

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

I'm trying to measure my own productivity.

What's the point of counting transistors in chips?

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