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"W. Wesley Groleau x4923" <[log in to unmask]>
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W. Wesley Groleau x4923
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http://louisa.levels.unisa.edu.au/~cisajs/1996/se/cap_jon2.html says:

Capers Jones: Implementation of the Same Program in Three Languages

Reference: Jones, Capers: Sources of error in software cost estimating,
Version 1.0, November 24, 1993, Software Productivity Research,
Burlington, MA 01803


                  Macro
                 Assembly  Ada 83   C ++
 Source Code
 Required in LOC   10,000  2,000  1,200

 Activities      Person-Months of Effort

 Requirements         2.0    2.0    2.0

 Design               4.0    2.0    0.5

 Coding              10.0    1.5    0.5

 Testing              4.0    1.5    1.0

 Documentation        2.0    2.0    2.0

 Management           2.0    1.0    0.5

 Total Project       24.0   10.0    6.5

 LOC/Staff Month
 (Total Project)    417.0  200.0  192.0

 Percent of Project
 for Coding and Test  50%   33%   23%

I found the LOC/FP data I couldn't find earlier:

http://www.ifpug.org/bbs/messages/149.html
   Brief description of algorithm relating LOC and function points.
   Broken link for Capers Jones' data.

http://www.spr.com/library/0langtbl.htm  -  Capers Jones data
http://www.spr.com/library/0funcmet.htm  -  a discussion of that data

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