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1.4 Personal Experience

I have used pmccabe on a number of occasions. For a first order approximation, it does okay. However, I was interested in zeroing in on the modules that needed the most help and there were a lot of modules needing help. I was finding I was looking at some functions where I ought to have been looking at others. So, I put this together to see if there was a better correlation between what seemed like hard code to me and the score derived by an analysis tool.

This has worked much better. I ran complexity and pmccabe against several million lines of code. I correlated the scores. Where the two tools disagreed noticeably in relative ranking, I took a closer look. I found that ‘complexity’ did, indeed, seem to be more appropriate in its scoring.

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