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What is a complex code?
When we say that code is complex, we’re talking about its level of complexity. It’s code that has a cyclomatic complexity value. (Or a high value in another measurement method.) It’s also something that’s measurable.
How do you know if a code is good?
Code is good if it meets 3 criteria.
- Is it readable. The key to code is that people can understand what it is supposed to doing.
- It is readable. You cannot test code if you you don’t know what it is supposed to be doing.
- It is readable. The amount of time spent writing the code is much less than the amount of.
How do you assess code complexity?
Here are some of the metrics used to measure code complexity
- Source Lines of Code (SLOC) – It counts the number of lines in the source code. It is the most straightforward metric used to measure the size of the program.
- Cyclomatic Complexity – This measures how much control flow exists in a program.
What metrics will you need to determine code complexity?
Luckily for us, several metrics can help measure code complexity and help you identify potential areas for improvement within the codebase.
- Cyclomatic Complexity.
- Lines of Source Code.
- Lines of Executable Code.
- Coupling/Depth of Inheritance.
- Maintainability Index.
- Cognitive Complexity.
- Halstead Volume.
- Rework Ratio.
What is the difference between an algorithm and code?
An algorithm is a series of steps for solving a problem, completing a task or performing a calculation. Algorithms are usually executed by computer programs but the term can also apply to steps in domains such as mathematics for human problem solving.Code is a series of steps that machines can execute.
What do you do when you see two sections of code?
If I see two sections of code that look similar, for example, I frequently paste both into BeyondCompare to see how much work it would be to simplify it by refactoring the common functionality out. On the other hand, if you don’t know where the similar code is, but you’re just wondering if any exists somewhere… what are you looking for?
How to check if code has been copied from another project?
What you really want to do is see if there is code cloned (copied) across the two projects (both projects consisting of possibly large sets of files). You can do this by running a clone detection tool. Wikipedia lists a variety of them.
How to detect copy-past-edit code?
If you want to see the details of the copying for copy-past-edit code, you need a clone detector that finds “parameterized” clones. Token based detectors do this for edits which replace just variable names or constants.