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Software complexity and its impact on software reliability

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3 Author(s)
Lew, K.S. ; L.M. Ericsson Pty. Ltd., Broadmeadows, Vic., Australia ; Dillon, Tharam S. ; Forward, K.E.

To produce reliable software, its complexity must be controlled by suitably decomposing the software system into smaller subsystems. A software complexity metric is developed that includes both the internal and external complexity of a module. This allows analysis of a software system during its development and provides a guide to system decomposition. The basis of this complexity metric is in the development of an external complexity measure that characterizes module interaction

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 11 )