in reply to Comparing languages
This table is eight years old. Among other things, Lotus 123 for DOS scored 50. While I might find a spreadsheet useful for math, I'd hate to try to build, say, a Web browser with one...
I think that how languages compare depends on how you decide to score them, and you can pretty well get any results you want if you choose your criteria well. You can consider lines of code, programmer-hours of development time, maintainability, CPU cycles, write/compile/debug cycles, and who knows what else. Like anything else, how a language measures up depends mostly on what you consider important.
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