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Re: Our Most Precious Resource: Programmer Time (was Re: long term goals)

According to Jason Gunthorpe:
> On Mon, 4 Dec 2000, Chip Salzenberg wrote:
> > I'm discussing how to make the experienced more productive in less time.
> If you make the experianced folk more productive and at the same time
> reduce the productivity of the inexperianced helpers, does it still net
> out to a gain?

Impossible to say, in general.  Depends on the ratios of experience,
free time, debugging effort ... lots of stuff that's hard to generalize.

> In my case, it is hard to find people who want to work on projects
> like APT - the #1 comment is that potential helpers categorically do
> not like C++.

Well, there's no legislating good taste.  :-/  But just because they
don't like C++ doesn't mean they wouldn't find it a productive tool.

> Messy projects in C++ also tend to be labour-intense, memory-leaky,
> and such ...

Point well taken.
Chip Salzenberg            - a.k.a. -            <chip@valinux.com>
   "Give me immortality, or give me death!"  // Firesign Theatre

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