Re: SDL-News: REQUEST FOR HELP : measuring SDL program complexity

Subject: Re: SDL-News: REQUEST FOR HELP : measuring SDL program complexity
From: Dagbjorn Nogva (
Date: Tue Apr 14 1998 - 07:02:36 GMT

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Dear Aaron,

There is a tool called Cosmos from TechForce which I know
has implemented an SDL frontend to get metrics from an SDL
specification, for instance the number of inputs, outputs and
so on. I havn't heard anything from TechForce lately so I'm
not sure about the current status of their tool.

Regarding SDL tutorial you could try to check out the home site
of the SDL Forum Society (, alternatively the
home sites of the SDL tool vendors. (The Society page provides

Best regards
Dagbjoern Nogva
Telox AS

> From Tue Apr 14 07:22 MET 1998
> Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 11:08:33 -0500
> From: "Aaron P. D'Souza" <>
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> To:
> Subject: SDL-news: REQUEST FOR HELP : measuring SDL program complexity
> hello,
> i have a request to make to people on the SDL Forum mailing list.
> regards,
> --
> Aaron P. D'Souza,, (847) 632-4193, Motorola Inc.
> --------- ---------- -- --- --------
> We need to define a metric that could be used to measure
> SDL program complexity. It was felt that counting lines
> of generated code was not a good measure for a good reason:
> code is automatically generated by the tool (Geode) from SDL.
> Size of code will be dependent on version of Geode used.
> A suggestion was proposed whereby program complexity could be
> measured by assigning to different nodes of different types
> various weightings. However, we are not sure that this is the
> best method.
> We would like to know:
> * if there are any formal methods available to calculate
> SDL program complexity?
> * if there are any tools available to calculate SDL program
> complexity automatically?
> Another related SDL question:
> * is there an SDL tutorial in English available on the Internet?
> Any help on this will be really appreciated.

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