It is incredible just how many lines of code are written every day. The software world is developing at an incredible place.
In one way the use of software libraries increases both the speed of development, but also the size of applications. This is the reason why you see the advances in chip technology and storage space.
A Windows 10 install can range from (roughly) 25 to 40 GB depending on the version and flavour of Windows 10 being installed. Home, Pro, Enterprise etc.
The current estimate is that Windows 10 has some 50 million lines of code.
There is another argument on code size that it is not a good measure of any program now due to distributed computing and client/server/cloud models.
Many application have multiple units, including Server side applications, and additional code units running from cloud based locations.
You can argue if the concept of a single program even exists anymore. Distributed models are now much more common and you’ll probably even see distrubuted code blocks (as with bitcoin etc).
So – how many lines of code did you write today?
How many did you integrate into your system today?