- Maintainability indexes can be calculated with tools like McCabe. This is
not a freeware tool but there are descriptions of the metrics at their
website at http://www.mccabe.com/metrics.php The definition you seek is
probably in the NIST paper linked from the top of this page (it was written
by Tom McCabe).
While Schach and Offutt claim there is no widely acccepted metric (see
http://opensource.ucc.ie/icse2002/SchachOffutt.pdf) but they were still
looking at the old, barely usable, measure: lines of code.
Hope this helps
EurIng Carol A Long PGDTech(Open) CEng MBCS MIEEE MIITT
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Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 09:25:44 -0000
From: "umamony_venkit" <umamony@...>
Subject: Maintainability index
Please give more details on this metric maintainability index as a
software metric. Do companies take this as one of the metrics? Are
there any freeware tools available to calculate the same for c,c++ or
thanks and regards,