21 Sep 2007 slamb   » (Journeyer)

akira, re: deleting code

One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.
--
Ken Thompson

Interesting. One of my most productive days was throwing away 15000 lines of code.

A consequence of the increased scale of systems? Maybe; probably also apples and oranges. These 15000 lines of code were written by a poorly supervised contractor, and Ken Thompson's 1000 lines were probably his own work.

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