Words 15 Sep 2003 04:38 pm

Making History

From JavaNCSS – A Source Measurement Suite for Java comes the following gem of a quote regarding the Cyclomatic Complexity Number or McCabe metric for code complexity:

The first article about this trivial software metric is one of the most cited papers in computer science. Sometimes you just must be the first to point out some basic shit and you are history. It seems just like a wonder that nobody was able to package Lines of Code in a more scientific manner. Now it’s too late to label someone’s name on it :).

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