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inactiveTopic Programming Language Use Breakdown
started 1/4/2001; 4:39:38 PM - last post 1/5/2001; 4:19:14 AM
Ehud Lamm - Programming Language Use Breakdown  blueArrow
1/4/2001; 4:39:38 PM (reads: 518, responses: 2)
Anyone has references to a quantaive amount of code in various languages? Best if at least partialy normalized for the age of the languages.


Chris Rathman - Re: Programming Language Use Breakdown  blueArrow
1/4/2001; 8:12:37 PM (reads: 574, responses: 0)
There's probably still more COBOL code than all the rest of the languages combined (200 billion to 5 trillion LOC). It's been a while since I've seen any sort of numbers thrown about for any other languages.

There was also a study done back in 1994 of the languages and LOC used in DOD contracts. Don't know if they've revised the numbers recently, but since you're more familiar with Ada, you probably more aware than I of studies along those lines.

Ehud Lamm - Re: Programming Language Use Breakdown  blueArrow
1/5/2001; 4:19:14 AM (reads: 536, responses: 0)
No, I wasn't aware (though I was sure they existed). Thanks for the pointer!