At 10:39 AM -0500 27/8/98, W. Wesley Groleau x4923 wrote:
>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i would expect these figures to be out of date now, given Ada95, and
more mature C++ compilers that implement a greater part of the (soon to
be ratified) standard.

Dale