Syntactic Complexity Metrics and the Readability of Programs in a Functional Computer Language

Klaas van den Berg

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    Abstract

    This article reports on the defintion and the measutement of the software complexity metrics of Halstead and McCabe for programs written in the functional programming language Miranda. An automated measurement of these metrics is described. In a case study, the correlation is established between the complexity metrics and the expert assessment of the readability of programs in Miranda, and compared with those for programs in Pascal.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationCognitive Modelling and Interactive Environments in Language Learning
    EditorsF.L. Engel, D.G. Bouwhuis, T. Bosser, G. d'Ydewalle
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages199-206
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)3540555595
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1992

    Publication series

    NameNATO Advanced Science Institute Series
    PublisherSpringer
    Volume87

    Keywords

    • psychological complexity
    • EWI-10097
    • readability
    • SE-SMM: Software Measurement and Metrics
    • software metrics
    • IR-64090
    • syntactic complexity

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