An evaluation of Ada source code reuse

W. M. Thomas, A. Delis, V. R. Basili

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This paper presents the results of a metric-based investigation into the nature and benefits of reuse in an Ada development environment. Four medium scale Ada projects developed in one organization over a three year period were analyzed. The study indicates benefits of reuse in terms of reduced error density and increased productivity. The Ada generic features are observed as an enabler of reuse at higher levels of abstraction. Finally, using several metrics, we identify trends indicating an improving reuse process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAda
Subtitle of host publicationMoving Towards 2000 - 11th Ada-Europe International Conference, Proceedings
EditorsJan van Katwijk
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783540555858
StatePublished - 1992
Event11th Ada-Europe International Conference on Moving Towards, Ada 1992 - Zandvoort, Netherlands
Duration: Jun 1 1992Jun 5 1992

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume603 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th Ada-Europe International Conference on Moving Towards, Ada 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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