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- A central issue in programming practice involves determining the appropriate size and information content of a software module. This study attempted to determine the effectiveness of two widely used criteria for software modularization, strength and size, in reducing fault rate and development cost. Data from 453 FORTRAN modules developed by professional programmers were analyzed. The results indicated that module strength is a good criterion with respect to fault rate, whereas arbitrary module size limitations inhibit programmer productivity. This analysis is a first step toward defining empirically based standards for software modularization.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19870016351.
Accession ID: 87N25784.
Collected Software Engineering Papers, Volume 3; 6 p.
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