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Sender: "Team Ada: Ada Advocacy Issues (83 & 95)" <[log in to unmask]>
From: "Paul D. Stachour" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 21:47:52 -0600
In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> from "James Squire" at Feb 11, 97 03:55:02 pm
Reply-To: "Paul D. Stachour" <[log in to unmask]>
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> I'm trying to estimate a conversion factor for a particular Ada 95
> compiler on a particular target.  The conversion is from SLOC (loosely
> translated:  number of semi-colons) to bytes of executable code.
>
> Does anyone have any guidance on how I could do this, given that I have
> little to no past history to base it on (Ada 95, that is)?  Is there any
> research published on the WWW that speaks to this?
> --
> James Squire
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James,
  The best source of material that I know of in this area is
the software productivity institute.  You can access their
language-level material at the URL

<A HREF="http://www.spr.com/">
Capers Jones Software Productivity Research</A> in Massessusetts<BR>
<A HREF="http://www.spr.com/library/langtbl.htm">
SPR's Language Level List</A> shows relationships between function-points and lines-of-code<BR>


This maps at the *source* level, but I think thye also have
similar data at the *object* level.  I was told that there
are agreements you need to make with them to provide them with
data which you measure in order to get shared data from them;
but I don't know that for a fact.

Best, ..Paul

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