Research Findings Relevant to the IfSQ Standards
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Information-Hiding makes large programs 4 times easier to modify

Research Finding:
Large programs that use information hiding are a factor 4 easier to modify than programs which don't.

IfSQ Defect Indicators based on this finding:


Cover of Empirical Studies of Programmers

An Empirical Study of Modularity on Program Modifiability