Software metrics are widely used to measure software complexity and assure software quality. However, research in the field of the software complexity measurement of a class hierarchy has not yet been carefully studied. In this paper, we introduce a novel factor named unit repeated inheritance (URI) and an important method named inheritance level technique (ILT) method to realize and measure the object-oriented software complexity of a class hierarchy. The approach is based on the graph-theoretical model for measuring the hierarchical complexity in inheritance relations. The proposed metrics extraction shows that inheritance has a close relation to the object-oriented software measurement and reveals that overuse of the repeated (multiple) inheritance will increase software complexity and be prone to implicit software errors.
|出版狀態||已出版 - 1997|
|事件||Proceedings of the 1997 1st International Conference on Software Quality Engineering, SQE - Udine, Italy|
持續時間: 1 5月 1997 → 1 5月 1997
|???event.eventtypes.event.conference???||Proceedings of the 1997 1st International Conference on Software Quality Engineering, SQE|
|期間||1/05/97 → 1/05/97|