Author(s): T. Andersson, K. Enholm & A. Torn
-independent measure of software
Enholm & A.
Abo Akademi University, Computer Science
A software complexity concept based on measurement theory is intro-
It is argued that a complexity measure conforming with our em-
pirical understanding of complexity schould be independent of software
In analogy with the formula for mass, volume and density the
measure is defined by W(P) = L(P)c(P), where P is any piece of soft-
ware, W(P) the effort in developing it, L(P] its length, and c(P) its com-
The properties of the measure are discussed and it is found that
some of the conflicts in desirable properties reported for other complexity
measures are resolved.
Software complexity is an attribute with many meanings that is used to
characterize different entities.
In many cases complexity is defined in
such a way that it correlates strongly with the length of a program.
argue that complexity should...
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/SQM940251
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