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K. Christensen ; IBM Santa Teresa Laboratory, Bailey Avenue, P.O. Box 50020, San Jose, CA 95150, USA ; G. P. Fitsos ; C. P. Smith

Numeric measurement of programs, where measurements can be logically related to optimum approaches, has appeal from an engineering standpoint. Although software engineering has come a long way in the sense of establishing disciplines and orderly processes, the use of numbers to aid in understanding the reasons for those disciplines has not made the same progress.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 4 )