= README for loccount = by Eric S. Raymond November 2016 loccount is a re-implementation of David A. Wheeler's sloccount tool in Go. It is faster and handles more different languages. Because it's one source file in Go, it is easier to maintain and extend than the multi-file, multi-language implementation of the original. The algorithms are largely unchanged and can be expected to produce identical numbers for languages supported by both tools. Python is an exception; loccount corrects buggy counting of single-quote multiline literals in sloccount 2.26. You can run a self-test with 'make check'. The sample sources are in the test/ subdirectory. You can profile this code with, e.g. loccount -cpuprofile /tmp/loc.prof . go tool pprof loccount /tmp/loc.prof "top20" is a useful command to start with in viewing results.
Count source lines of code in a project. This is a faster implementation (in Go) of David A. Wheeler's sloccount tool. It handles a wider spread of languages, as well.