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#1 Martyr2   User is offline

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Interesting Paper About Impact of Languages to Code Quality

Posted 05 June 2019 - 09:34 AM

I came across a paper this morning taking a look at various programming languages and their relationship to code quality. They sampled several projects from github (729 of them) and across 17 different languages to draw their conclusions. Some of their conclusions are what you might expect, while others could easily be a surprise. They briefly look at paradigms and the nature of the languages (compiled/interpreted, strong/weak typing etc.)

This might be an interesting read for those academic beginners out there who are looking to get into programming and want to focus on choosing languages that naturally improve code quality.

However, I will preface this with the opinion that any language can often yield code quality if time is taken to learn good programming practices and follow standards.

I hope you enjoy this paper.

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1901.10220.pdf

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Re: Interesting Paper About Impact of Languages to Code Quality

Posted 05 June 2019 - 11:30 AM

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Java stands out; it is the only garbage collected language associated with more memory errors.


Putting on the fire retardant suit now...
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