I often delete code. Do[es] you really believe some boss might see me deleting code, and think of it as negative progress?
Yes. Sorry for applying stereotypes to managers, but they tend to have no clue of what is going on in the code(unless they are technical directors.), they also tend to be cynical, so it wouldn't surprise me that they complain for anything that one does. This includes breathing in a different rhythm than his.
How do you think programming progress is measured?
How do you think the intelligence of a person is measured?
By reading or listening to the arguments they create, and extracting the level of comprehension skills, among other tests.
Why do you assume that I have no idea how the application's programming progress is measured?
Perhaps you do not comprehend the semantic of the original post.
Why would you trick your boss?
Do you really think any of us get paid per line of code?
That's a straw-man argument.
It is implicit in the original post that perhaps it shouldn't be so(that lines of could should ever matter.)
You are opposing an argument that I never made, and if any(implicit) it was the opposite of what you report.
Edited by gasto, 03 March 2014 - 07:51 AM.
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