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All of these different methods are simply a volume metric and are roughly correlated. But, consider that for a blank link you have to hit the enter key. For a comment, you actually have to type it. For code you also have to type it. For both code and comments you have to think about it and since the comments are about the code, that is relevant. Documentation outside of code also counts in the same way, but probably stripping off the formatting is reasonable. So, simply take the size in bytes of all of the source files. Perhaps it would be worth while to compress each one and then total the size. That would tend to reduce the effect of spaces / tabs and repeated variable names and the length of variable names. Compressing everything together would result in too much reduction in size due to similarities across programs that don't really reflect much.

I have found that, in practice, a simple volume metric is a very good predictor of performance and and time required to complete a project.
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