Actually, most businesses. LOC is really the only practical measure of programming productivity, however imperfect. Others have tried to replace it with a better metric, for example, Caper Jones of Namcook Analytics, but LOC has stuck. LOC is the only metric for which data is readily available. What else could you use?

Namcook’s study is very instructive showing that languages such as Smalltalk and Delphi are miles and miles more productive than, say, JavaScript and Java.

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