Web Frameworks Excessive Complexity

Andriy Kornatskyy andriy.kornatskyy at live.com
Tue Nov 20 20:46:27 CET 2012


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.


Andriy Kornatskyy

> To: python-list at python.org
> From: robert.kern at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: Web Frameworks Excessive Complexity
> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:32:31 +0000
> On 20/11/2012 17:41, Andriy Kornatskyy wrote:
> >
> > Cyclomatic (or conditional) complexity is a metric used to indicate the complexity of a source code. Excessive complexity is something that is beyond recommended
> > level of 10 (threshold that points to the fact the source code is too
> > complex and refactoring is suggested). Here is a list of web frameworks examined: bottle, cherrypy, circuits,
> > django, flask, pyramid, pysi, tornado, turbogears, web.py, web2py and
> > wheezy.web.
> Cyclomatic complexity tells you nothing that counting lines of code doesn't already.
> http://www.scirp.org/Journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=779
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