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NPATH: a measure of execution path complexity and its applications

By Brian A. Nejmeh

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 31 No. 2, Pages 188-200

Software engineering is a discipline in search of objective measures for factors that contribute to software quality. NPATH, which counts the acyclic execution paths through a function, is an objective measure of software complexity related to the ease with which software can be comprehensively tested.

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