Information-Hiding makes large programs 4 times easier to modify
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:
Information internal to a module has been made available to other modules. The practice of information hiding makes it much easier to modify large programs.
An Empirical Study of Modularity on Program Modifiability
- Timothy D. Korson, and Vijay K. Vaishnavi
- Recorded 1986 in Empirical Studies of Programmers
- Pages 168-86