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next on list: take over world. [Oct. 4th, 2008|07:24 pm]
Lindsey Kuper

This weekend, I finally got to meet Janet, who was in town for the Participatory Design Conference. We were discussing Large Software Projects, and she wanted to know how big of a project I'd worked on at my job in Portland.

"It was about 12,000 lines of Perl," I said. This I knew to be true. But then I said, "Wait a second. Twelve thousand?! How could we have done that? That's a huge amount of code."

And then I realized out loud, "Wait, no. No, it's not. It just seems like a lot because I've been writing Scheme for the last month!"

And she agreed, saying, "You could take over the world in 12,000 lines of Scheme."

And that made me really, really happy.


[User Picture]From: pixelherder
2008-10-05 07:31 pm (UTC)
While not Scheme exactly, SLOCCount reports about 836,000 lines of Emacs Lisp in its base directory (23.0.60 snapshot in Ubuntu). Given that, I'm kind of surprised there's no M-x take-over-world command in there. But at least there's C-x M-c M-butterfly.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2008-10-05 07:46 pm (UTC)
I'll tell Jesse jes5199 to get right on that.
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