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Discussion on: See how much you coded in the past year with git!

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DJ Quecke

In some circumstances you have the producers of the code and a separate entity as a fixer.

I spent a large portion of my career on a fixer crew and you're right that line count or any other metric is pretty useless. The less they heard from us, the better everyone was doing.

All that said, I suspect some guys just produce code and there are several metrics for them. But, even for them, line count isn't a helpful metric. If you measure folks by line count, you'll end up with bloated code.

I think as Austin points out though, this is a self-review, and could be useful as a self-metric. Always remembering that short, concise code will usually compile and run more efficiently.