Issue No. 02 - March (1979 vol. 5)
R.D. Gordon , Digital Systems Research Department, Beil Laboratories
The sharply rising cost incurred during the production of quality software has brought with it the need for the development of new techniques of software measurement. In particular, the ability to objectively assess the clarity of a program is essential in order to rationally develop useful engineering guidelines for efficient software production and language development.
software science, Cognitive psychology, program clarity, software complexity, software measurement
R. Gordon, "Measuring Improvements in Program Clarity," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 5, no. , pp. 79-90, 1979.