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Comments on "On the Applicability of Weyuker Property 9 to Object-Oriented Structural Inheritance Complexity Metrics"
May 2002 (vol. 28 no. 5)
pp. 526-527

In this correspondence, we point out some discrepancies in a correspondence published in this journal recently by Gursaran and Roy. Due to the discrepancies, the central two theorems and two corollaries claimed in that correspondence may not be held true in some extreme circumstances and, therefore, its main conclusion cannot be drawn for all the possible cases.

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Index Terms:
inheritance complexity metrics, object-oriented design complexity metrics, structural metrics, software complexity metrics
Citation:
L. Zhang, D. Xie, "Comments on "On the Applicability of Weyuker Property 9 to Object-Oriented Structural Inheritance Complexity Metrics"," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 526-527, May 2002, doi:10.1109/TSE.2002.1000454
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