On Dec 10, 2009, at 12:50, Israel Herraiz wrote:

Excerpts from Alan Blackwell's message of Thu Dec 10 18:28:22 +0100 2009:
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.

There is a recent paper on a similar topic:

Measure software - and its evolution - using information content

Interesting.  A friend just sent me this reference:


This makes a distinction between readability and complexity :)


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