inessential by Brent Simmons

NetNewsWire + MarsEdit lines of code

A little while ago folks were posting the number of lines of code of their apps as generated by SLOCcount. I’m just now getting around to it.

But first—here’s Fraser Speirs, Gus Mueller, and Michael McCracken.

I can’t tell you NetNewsWire and MarsEdit stats separately, since both apps share a number of frameworks that we’ve written. Here’s the stats on both apps together, including the frameworks they share:

Total Physical Source Lines of Code (SLOC) = 86,433
Development Effort Estimate, Person-Years (Person-Months) = 21.60 (259.25)
Schedule Estimate, Years (Months) = 1.72 (20.66)
Estimated Average Number of Developers (Effort/Schedule) = 12.55
Total Estimated Cost to Develop = $ 2,918,470

I think the main virtue of SLOCcount is that it’s an ego gratification tool for developers. “I did the work of twelve point five five people!” Etc.