C metrics tool, Metre, now available

Paul_Long@ortel.org (Paul Long)
Wed, 14 Sep 1994 14:58:38 GMT

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From: Paul_Long@ortel.org (Paul Long)
Keywords: C, tools, testing, available, FTP
Organization: Oregon Telcom
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 1994 14:58:38 GMT

Metre v1.08 is now available for anonymous FTP (see below). Metre is a
portable, rule-based software-metrics tool for Standard C. It reports
various software metrics, including McCabe's cyclomatic complexity
index, and warns about dubious programming practices, such as using
that harmful old goto statement. The behavior can be easily changed,
though, by modifying the default set of rules.

This is the first version to be made available on the Internet and to be
distributed as source code. (Binaries-only versions of v1.06 have
been available on CompuServe.) It has a lex/yacc parser and is written
in Standard C. I have tested it with the MKS and AT&T versions of
lex/yacc, but it should also work with all other versions. The MKS
lex/yacc output is provided for all the great unwashed who don't
have these tools--you just need a Standard C compiler.

It's in the comp.compilers archive, iecc.com:pub/file/metre.tar.gz.


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