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Fri, 03 Mar 2006

Keystrokes Per Concept: Now That's a Metric!

Ted Neward's blog has an interesting entry on evaluating a language based on the number of keystrokes (not even lines) that it takes you to express a concept. This should, naturally, lead to a more productive team, since more of the details are wrapped up the well-tested language libraries, not code that you've re-written.

He includes code examples for Java, C-Sharp, Ruby, and Scala. (Scala is a language that Ted's been looking at lately.)

It's a very cool read... and pretty cool how short the Ruby and Scala are for such a simple concept. :)

Here's the link.

btw, here's the Scala reactions followup blog entry.


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