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  • by kaare (663) on 2008.01.03 5:52 (#59923) Journal
    So is this because Perl developers write more documentation?

    Or because Perl is so much more efficient that the actual code just aren't that many lines of code for the same functionality?
    • I think little bit of both. Certainly having a built-in, embedded documentation language helps a lot. Plus CPAN means every project has the same potential to be seen, patched and critiqued allowing best practices to quickly disseminate.
    • Or is it that POD is slightly (not a lot, but still) more verbose than just comments, with all the blank lines?

      (Or are they not counted?)
      • Their metrics are screwy, but it appears that currently POD is counted as Perl if it's in a .pm file. Blank lines are counted as blank lines.