Software metrics is a necessary step for software reliability and quality and software metrics technique of traditional procedure-oriented programming is fairly maturity and has various methodologies and tools available for use. Recently, object-oriented programming became popular. However, traditional procedure-oriented software metrics are not appropriate for the development of an object-oriented software. Some researches of object-oriented software metrics have been proposed. But these articles focus on only one metric that measures a specific characteristic of the object-oriented software. In this paper, we propose a new metric methodology, the data scope complexity, for object-oriented software based on data scope of a program. The data scope complexity can show complexities of multiple features of object-oriented programming at the same time. Also, we quantify and compare object-oriented programming with procedure-oriented programming.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics|
|State||Published - 1997|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part 3 (of 5) - Orlando, FL, USA|
Duration: 12 Oct 1997 → 15 Oct 1997