WIT Press


Evaluating The Analysis Of Ada Using An Existing Metrics Analysis Tool

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM950182

Volume

14

Pages

13

Published

1995

Size

1,281 kb

Author(s)

R.W. Foley & I. Wightmai

Abstract

Much work has been done in recent years on the construction of a well defined set of metrics and tools which apply to software complexity in centralised sequential programs. However, with the increase in concurrent systems, further work is required in the evaluation of appropriate complexity metrics for concurrent software. The purpose of this paper is to consider, and report upon, the application of a specific complexity analysis tool (QUALMS) to the Ada programming language. This tool has been used in the analysis of several "traditional" programming languages. Ada, however, is a language with specific constructs for concurrent systems development. This paper focuses on the concepts necessary for successful analysis of these constructs and describes an at

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