[aida] Code stats - Aida vs. Seaside vs. Iliad

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Mon Nov 15 12:12:04 CET 2010

On 15. 11. 2010 11:40, Friedrich Dominicus wrote:

>> Quite interesting results and again a lot of food for discussion!
> Indeed AIDA and Seaside need more tests and Iliad more comments ;-)
> Now the question is is Iliad so readable that it does not need comments
> ;-)
> I think discussing somethong upon such numbers is not a worthwhile
> undertaking. Too many open questions which may it feasible to "judge"
> something..

But at least we have those numbers there, for a first time. Those
numbers (and some additional to come) can be a good start to measure a
code quality at one side and code understandability at the other. Which
seems not to be one and the same thing, code quality seems not necessary
lead to code understability. So question is if our code quality
standards are actually good or should be redefined?

Specially of you look at first two distribution graphs [1] for nr. of
methods in classes and class inheritance depth, together with
package/class/method numbers.

These show me the two different approaches, school of thought if you
like, to quality/understandability questions. And that's what I actually
wanted to find out with those measurements: to objectively show those
differences and open a discussion about that. To improve Aida, and
subsequently other web frameworks. This can be at the end a contribution
to Smalltalk as a whole!



Janko Mivšek
Smalltalk Web Application Server

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