> I think that information content is the way to go.

Absolutely. So the Harrison paper is "An entropy-based measure of
software complexity" from IEEE Trans Software Eng, 18(11)

That paper might be a good starting point for a discussion of
what would be a meaningful information content measure in
comparing software source code.

> Of course there are a few major problems such as different people
> seeing different information contents in the same code and
> just because the information is there does not mean
> that readers will extract it (they might be tired or
> overloaded).
> -- 
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Alan Blackwell
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