Comparing number of lines of code Erlang <-> C

Mickael Remond mickael.remond@REDACTED
Thu Feb 19 15:47:22 CET 2004

* Åke Ai Johansson (LN/EAB) <> [2004-02-19 13:33:48 +0100]:

> Erlang is usually more compact regarding lines of code than for
> example C.
> Is there a factor that most people agree on?
> If there is: What is the factor and has it been verified in a real
> situation, for example when a system has been re-written?

Ulf Wiger has produced a conservative report where his feedback
on the ATM AXD 301 report 10 times less lines of code with Erlang
compared to C++.
He takes conservative figures and arrive to a four time reduction in line
of code and thus productivity.

The complete report is here:


Mickaël Rémond

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