Web Frameworks Excessive Complexity

Andriy Kornatskyy andriy.kornatskyy at live.com
Tue Nov 20 21:22:49 CET 2012


I respect your point of view and it definitely make sense to me. I personally do not have a problem to understand CC but agree, method LoC is easier to understand. Regardless the path your choose in your next refactoring (based on method CC, LoC) it gives your better product.


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> From: robert.kern at gmail.com
> Subject: Re: Web Frameworks Excessive Complexity
> Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:07:54 +0000
> 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.
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