Web Frameworks Excessive Complexity

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 21:07:54 CET 2012


On 20/11/2012 19:46, Andriy Kornatskyy wrote:
>
> Robert,
>
> Thank you for the comment. I do not try relate CC with LOC. Instead pointing to excessive complexity, something that is beyond recommended threshold, a subject to refactoring in respective web frameworks. Those areas are likely to be potential source of bugs (e.g. due to low code coverage with unit tests) thus have certain degree of interest to both: end users and framework developers.

Did you read the paper? I'm not suggesting that you compare CC with LoC; I'm 
suggesting that you don't use CC as a metric at all. The research is fairly 
conclusive that CC doesn't measure what you think it measures. The source of 
bugs is not excessive complexity in a method, just excessive lines of code. LoC 
is much simpler, easier to understand, and easier to correct than CC.

-- 
Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
   -- Umberto Eco



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