Philip Greenspun on the Average Length of a Web Forum Posting

425 characters. Or at least that’s the case for 10 years of postings to photo.net. Greenspun wrote the query in three lines of SQL, which led to this interesting aside:

SQL, Lisp, and Haskell are the only programming languages that I’ve seen where one spends more time thinking than typing.

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

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