Does any one know of a tool for Ada that does code counting as described
in the following? (FYI: CSE is USC's Center for Software Engineering.)
>> Hi. I'm trying to get a handle on a problem that is central
>> the mission of the CSE. One of the biggest problems confronting
>> to manage software projects, is the question of how to quantify
>> engineering output, so that costs can be estimated and managed.
>> configuration control challenges are also related to the
>> of changes across multiple generations of software modules.
>> I've already examined the Code Counting tools preserved by
>> CSE (which measure the size of a single version of a file), but have
>> come to recognized that the core of the problem really focuses on the
>> changes between different versions of a file. There will be a
>> desireability to have code counting logic that is consistent between
>> 'first version, baseline counter' and a 'later version, delta
>> counter'. A solution developed for a 'baseline counter' would not
>> necessarily be supportable within a delta counting scenario, because
>> its substantially greater complexity. On the other hand, code
>> logic that works for delta applications would be easy to extend to
>> much simpler, baseline applicaiton. For this reason a delta code
>> counting methodology would be better developed first, as the template
>> for single file, code counting logic.
>> It appears that other companies might be addressing the
>> I've identified. A company called "Power Software" in England is
>> marketing a piece of software that, on the surface, appears to do
>> everything that we'd need it to do. Unfortunately, it appears that
>> only available for C and C++ source code evaluations. Since Ada is
>> of our primary aerospace languages, that doesn't help us out in those
>> However, we might be able to learn from their
>> accomplishment. I've even considered that they might be able to make
>> contributions to the CSE, or even offer their products to CSE
>> members. They already claim an impressive clientele, including
>> Citicorp, Ericsson, General Dynamics, Hewlett Packard, Hitachi, IBM,
>> Lockheed Martin, Lucent Technologies, Marconi, Nokia, Nortel,
>> Sony, Tellabs, TRW, US Govt, Xerox, etc. I notice that Boeing is
>> conspicuously missing from this list.
Please copy Rod in any response. I don't think that he is on the
team-Ada mailing list.