[TUHS] Re.: Princeton's "Unix: An Oral History": who was in the team in "The Attic"?

Michael Kjörling e5655f30a07f at ewoof.net
Wed Oct 12 06:02:41 AEST 2022

On 11 Oct 2022 12:54 -0700, from lm at mcvoy.com (Larry McVoy):
> On Tue, Oct 11, 2022 at 03:43:19PM -0400, Marc Donner wrote:
>> So, come annual review time he gets the most negative possible score.
>> Why?  Because he produced -480K lines of code.
> Whoever wrote that review should have been fired.  Absolutely no clue.

Isn't it relatively well established, though, that IBM culture at
least for a very long time put heavy emphasis on counting lines of
source code, and that more SLOC was considered to be better?

I definitely recall it being mentioned in _Triumph of the nerds_ as a
major issue between IBM and Microsoft during development of OS/2.

Michael Kjörling
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