Web Frameworks Excessive Complexity
robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 21:07:54 CET 2012
On 20/11/2012 19:46, Andriy Kornatskyy wrote:
> 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.
"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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