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<p><b>Abstract</b>—Briand, Morasca, and Basili [<ref rid="bibe05331" type="bib">1</ref>] introduce a measurement theoretic approach to software measurement and criticize among others the work of the author, but they misinterpret the work of the author. Zuse does not require additive software (complexity) measures as Briand, Morasca, and Basili state. Zuse uses the concept of the extensive structure in order to show the empirical properties behind software measures. Briand, Morasca, and Basili use the concept of meaningfulness in order to describe scales and that certain scale levels are not excluded by the Weyuker Properties. However, the authors do not consider, that scales and scale types are different things.</p>
Measurement theory, software measurement, software metrics.
Horst Zuse, "Reply to: "Property-Based Software Engineering Measurement"", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 23, no. , pp. 533, August 1997, doi:10.1109/32.624309
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