• Subject: Complexity Analysis Tool Search
  • From: "Mark Villa" <markvilla@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 18:45:20 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

Is there a "free" tool available that I can run against COBOL & RPG Source
to analyze the complexity or usability.
I do believe such a tool could tell me a lot about a system I know nothing
of.
With a "baseline" reference of a well designed system, perhaps it could
provide really meaningful info.
Example:
Summary Report - PRODLIB Analysis completed...
400 - batch programs
400 - interactive programs.
700 - programs containing branch verb averaging 5/unit
650 - calls
100 - programs without minimum standard error handling.
40 - programs branch out of scope.
36 - programs compiled with warnings
10 - programs without a caller
72 - files, 100% externally described
44 - transaction files
24  - program call recipients
4324 - logical function points
44 - obsolete methods
42 - API calls
14 - function average length


Does Hawkeye do this? I seem to remember that it did some basic
summarization, I know it did flowcharts. I haven't had the pleasure in
years...

Finally, is their a name for this "System complexity" analysis in the
"software engineering" world.

Mark in Charleston SC



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