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1.5 Rationale Summary

Ultimately, complexity is in the eye of the beholder and, even, the particular mood of the beholder, too. It is difficult to tune a tool to properly accommodate these variables.

complexity will readily score as zero functions that are extremely simple, and code that is long with many levels of logic nesting will wind up scoring much higher than with pmccabe, barring extreme changes to the default values for the tunables.

I have included several adjustments so that scores can be tweaked to suit personal taste or gathered experience. (See section nesting score factor, and nested expression scoring factor, but also See section normalization scaling factor, to adjust scores to approximate scores rendered by pmccabe).

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