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Volume 20, Number 4, Page 372 (1981)
Nontopical Issue
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A perspective on software science

by K. Christensen, G. P. Fitsos, C. P. Smith
This paper provides an overview of a new approach to the measurement of software. The measurements are based on the count of operators and operands contained in a program. The measurement methodologies are consistent across programming language barriers. Practical significance is discussed, and areas are identified for additional research and validation.
Related Subjects: Programming