Issue No. 06 - June (1991 vol. 17)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/32.87287
<p>Properties for software complexity measures are discussed. It is shown that a collection of nine properties suggested by E.J. Weyuker is inadequate for determining the quality of a software complexity measure. A complexity measure which satisfies all nine of the properties, but which has absolutely no practical utility in measuring the complexity of a program is presented. It is concluded that satisfying all of the nine properties is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for a good complexity measure.</p>
software complexity measures; computational complexity; software metrics
J. Cherniavsky and C. Smith, "On Weyuker's Axioms for Software Complexity Measures," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 17, no. , pp. 636-638, 1991.