An Experimental Investigation of Software Metrics and Their Relationship to Software Development Effort
Finding relevant to IfSQ Standards:
- A study showed that when routines averaged 100 to 150 lines each, code was more stable and required less changes
IfSQ Defect Indicators:
SP-1—Routine Too Long
Routines longer than 150 lines (excluding comments and blank lines) have been shown to be less stable, more subject to change, and more expensive to fix than shorter routines.