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A New Weighted Composite Complexity Measure for Object-Oriented Systems

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Executive Summary

Controlling and minimizing software complexity is the most important objective of each software development paradigm because it affects all other software quality attributes like reusability, reliability, testability, maintainability etc. For this purpose, a number of software complexity measures have been reported to quantify different aspects of complexity. As the development of object-oriented software is rising, more and more complexity metrics are being developed for the same. In this paper, the authors have attempted to design a weighted composite complexity measure by employing the concept of weights to quantify various aspects of complexity which may arise due to inheritance level, type and nesting level of control structures, and size of the class/program.

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