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Facts and myths affecting software reuse

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V. R. Basili ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Maryland Univ., College Park, MD, USA

Discusses the three most important facts or myths affecting reuse. There is a great deal of misunderstanding about reuse in the software domain and it is difficult to pick out only three: there has been to much emphasis on the reuse of code; software reuse implies some form of modification of the artifact being reused; and software development processes do not explicitly support reuse, in fact they implicitly inhibit reuse

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Software Engineering, 1994. Proceedings. ICSE-16., 16th International Conference on

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16-21 May 1994