Who wrote 2.6.20?
Posted Feb 21, 2007 16:46 UTC (Wed) by lmb
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LoC changed is difficult though. For example, I could iterate 100 times trying to get a single line of code right. But then, software metrics are hard.
One suggestion for a possibly interesting metric, so that I don't have to code it myself:
Annotate the whole of the tree: Who last changed which line? Number of lines * age = Author score.
This can then be extended to a historical score: who contributed how many lines of code, and how long did they remain in the tree before being removed/changed? Developers changing their own code would get accumulated, so this is essentially neutral.
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