Abstract: This short work in progress paper presents a series of experiments that are intended to explore two related research questions. The first research question is whether software complexity metrics have a cognitive basis or are ‘real’ in a psychological sense. The second research question aims to explore in greater detail how programmer memory may relate to measures of spatial software complexity. A small number of metrics are described, followed by a description of two different experiments which are continuing to be designed.
PPIG 2011 - 23rd Annual Workshop
Understanding program complexity: an approach for study