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A parallel: Technical writers produce 1 page per working day.

At least when I was working with documentation, that was commonly accepted, both by writers themselves and management. It matched our writing department quite well.

30+ years ago, documentation was 98% text, produced with rather primitive tools. Later, modern tools made it much easier to add graphics and other illustraion, typographical effetcts etc. which made the documentation look more "professional" quality. But in spite of more automated and fancy tools, production as measured in pages per day didn't increase: Making a figure to illustrate a point takes as much time as describing it in text.

I haven't been in documentation for years, and nowadays, I guess most software documentation is written by the programmers themselves (so it makes no sense to the users...), and counting number of pages for online documentation is not as easy.

I guess that you will see much of the same as programming languages evolve: The line count produced by an assembly programmer, a K&R C programmer, a Cobol programmer, or a C# programmer would be roughly the same, even though the functionality provided by those "x" code lines vary greatly. There are some obvious exceptions, such as microcoding or APL, but for the algorithmic class of languages, it seems like the variation in line count is not that great.
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