Walt Mankowski on 28 Sep 2018 18:07:58 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] COBOL again

On Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:55:55PM -0400, Keith C. Perry wrote:
> Not so random JP...  I brought up Walt's point about 2 million **new** lines of COBOL code a year at a conference I gave a talk at last week.

Actually it's not 2 million, it's 5 *billion*!

Here's my source for that quote:


If you look closely you'll see that their math doesn't quite add up,
since they also claim that there 1.5 million lines written every day,
which is about 10x too low.

But if you believe that there are 2 million COBOL programmers out
there, then that 5 billion stat works out to just 2500 lines per
person per year, which doesn't seem out of line.


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