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Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements

Technical Report
This 1992 report presents guidelines for defining, recording, and reporting frequently used measures of software size: physical source lines and logical source statements.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-92-TR-020

Abstract

This report presents guidelines for defining, recording, and reporting two frequently used measures of software size: physical source lines and logical source statements. We propose a general framework for constructing size definitions and use it to derive operational methods for reducing misunderstandings in measurement results. We show how the methods can be applied to address the information needs of different users while maintaining a common definition of software size.

Cite This Technical Report

Park, R. (1992, September 1). Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements. (Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-020). Retrieved March 3, 2024, from https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-size-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-source-statements/.

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author={Park, Robert},
title={Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements},
month={Sep},
year={1992},
number={CMU/SEI-92-TR-020},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
url={https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-size-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-source-statements/},
note={Accessed: 2024-Mar-3}
}

Park, Robert. "Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements." (CMU/SEI-92-TR-020). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, September 1, 1992. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-size-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-source-statements/.

R. Park, "Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-020, 1-Sep-1992 [Online]. Available: https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-size-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-source-statements/. [Accessed: 3-Mar-2024].

Park, Robert. "Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements." (Technical Report CMU/SEI-92-TR-020). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Sep. 1992. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-size-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-source-statements/. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Park, Robert. Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements. CMU/SEI-92-TR-020. Software Engineering Institute. 1992. https://insights.sei.cmu.edu/library/software-size-measurement-a-framework-for-counting-source-statements/