Spatial complexity measures help in the estimation of the effort re-quired in the process of program comprehension. These spatial com-plexity measures have been proposed for procedure-oriented software as well as object-oriented software. In this paper, an at-tempt has been made to evaluate object-oriented spatial complexity measures using formal evaluation frameworks proposed by Weyu-ker and Briand et al. A practical and useful complexity measure must satisfy most of the properties given in these frameworks. The results of this study show that object-oriented spatial metrics satisfy all properties and parameters required by these two evaluation frameworks and thus these spatial measures are robust and useful.
J. Chhabra, Varun Gupta
ACM SIGSOFT Softw. Eng. Notes