A mathematical foundation of reflexion?
13 Jan 2000 05:31:38 +0100
>>>>> "Massimo" == Massimo Dentico <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Massimo> A truly interesting reading is also:
Massimo> "Thoughtful Programming" -
Massimo> - http://www.ultratechnology.com/forth2.htm#swb
Massimo> Stacks are great (for Forth) so use them. Chuck has said
Massimo> "Don't use locals." You have a stack for data, this is
Massimo> Forth, locals are for a whole different picture.
Massimo> - http://www.ultratechnology.com/forth2.htm#metric
Massimo> [remember that a colon definition is a procedure
Massimo> difinition] As a metric I did some analysis of code
Massimo> examples Chuck has provided. The numbers I find most
Massimo> interesting is that the length of the average colon
Massimo> definition is 44 characters. The length of the longest
Massimo> colon definition was 70 characters. This is a sign that he
Massimo> has factored, factored, factored. How big are the average
Massimo> definitions in your code? Smaller definitions are easier
Massimo> to code, easier to test, etc.
And harder to understand when there are too many of them. It is easier
to understand a program made of a single 10 lines function than one
made of 10 function of one line. But of course, a program made of 10
function of 10 lines is easier to understand than one made of one
function of 100 lines. For most people I think.