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When the VAX supermini was every programmer's dream, DEC published statistics showing that the average production volume for those developers writing the microcode for the 780 (the firs one in the VAX series) was 250 (micro)instructions a year.

Everybody knows that you do not leave microcode writing to the novices - those programmers were among the very best that DEC had. Yet it took them, on the average, a full day's work to figure out a single instruction.

Since the 780 was the first crop, I guess lots of the effort went into competence building, learning the tools etc. Maybe it even included some tool development. I don't know how DEC did the counting, only that the total number of microcode instructions produced divided by the number of microcode programmers returned about 250 instructions/year per programmer.
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