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Re: My day with Damian Conway

by clemburg (Curate)
on Jan 31, 2002 at 13:02 UTC ( #142406=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to My day with Damian Conway

He didn't specifically explain that golf in the extreme way we golf here is good, but rather that ``The fewer characters you type, the fewer characters you can get wrong.'' He claims that there's a linear correlation between the number of characters in a system's source code and how many bugs it has.

Seems like not only history is repeating ...

There are better references available for this fact ... see Re: Re: The qq{worse is better} approach (discussion) - Length of Code vs. Errors in Code.

Christian Lemburg
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