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Comments on “estimating the number of faults in code” and two corrections to published data
April 1986 (vol. 12 no. 4)
pp. 584-585
Myron Lipow, Hughes Aircraft Company, Radar Systems Group, P.O. Box 92426, Los Angeles, CA 90009
The subject paper1 concludes that number of faults per line of code is independent of whether Assembly language or a high order language (HOL) is used, contrary to previously published results by the author of this correspondence. However, the subject paper contains some technical errors and uses erroneous data. An explanation of the source of the erroneous data is given. Also, previously published information by the author of this correspondence on average number of operators plus operands per line of Assembly language code is corrected.
Index Terms:
Assembly,Software,Software reliability,Compass,Computer bugs,Earth Observing System,Registers,software reliability,Software error rate
Citation:
Myron Lipow, "Comments on “estimating the number of faults in code” and two corrections to published data," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 584-585, April 1986, doi:10.1109/TSE.1986.6312907
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