The greatest programmer in the universe
Want to know who that is? It's me. ;-)
I submitted my Ymacs project to Ohloh (Ymacs project page at Ohloh). They have a nice feature that gives some statistics, based on the source code (they can understand some source control repositories, including Mercurial, which is what I use). The Ymacs statistics say the following (the whole source taken into consideration):
- estimated effort: 4 person-years
- project cost: $210,926 (for a $55000/year salary)
- estimated effort: 1 person-years
- project cost: $61,739 (same $55000/year salary)
The fact is: I did this myself in a bit more than 2 months (work on the website and infrastructure included).
It's true that Ymacs includes a build of DynarchLIB in it's source repository, and DynarchLIB started in 2005 (I didn't work on it full-time, though, far from it). However, Ohloh counts DynarchLIB as a single line of code, because the code is minified, so it probably doesn't add much in the 1 person-years estimation.
Once I put up a public code repository for DynarchLIB, it will be interesting to see how much Ohloh underestimates me. :-)