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Complexity

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Book: A Philosophy Of Software Design
  • A property emerging out of interactions between multiple components in systems

  • Complexity of a system can be calculated as \(C = \Sigma_{p} C_p t_p\)

    • i.e Total complexity = complexity of a module multiplied by cumulative time spent working on it
    • Thus, common cases should be simple to do and infrequent cases should be possible
  • Code complexity is judged by the reader and the writer

  • Complexity is caused by dependencies and obscurity

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