NAME

Perl::Metrics::Halstead - Compute Halstead complexity metrics

VERSION

version 0.0608

SYNOPSIS

  use Perl::Metrics::Halstead;

  my $halstead = Perl::Metrics::Halstead->new(file => '/some/perl/code.pl');

  my $metrics = $halstead->dump;

  $halstead->report;

DESCRIPTION

Perl::Metrics::Halstead computes software Halstead complexity metrics.

Please see the explanatory links in the "SEE ALSO" section for descriptions of what these attributes mean and how they are computed.

My write-up about this technique is at http://techn.ology.net/halstead-software-complexity-of-perl-code/

The installed program for computing this is called halstead.

ATTRIBUTES

All attributes are calculated except for file, which is required to be given in the constructor.

file

  $file = $halstead->file;

The file to analyze.

n_operators

  $n = $halstead->n_operators;

The total number of operators.

n_operands

  $n = $halstead->n_operands;

The total number of operands.

n_distinct_operators

  $n = $halstead->n_distinct_operators;

The number of distinct operators.

n_distinct_operands

  $n = $halstead->n_distinct_operands;

The number of distinct operands.

prog_vocab

  $x = $halstead->prog_vocab;

The program vocabulary.

prog_length

  $x = $halstead->prog_length;

The program length.

est_prog_length

  $x = $halstead->est_prog_length;

The estimated program length.

volume

  $x = $halstead->volume;

The program volume.

difficulty

  $x = $halstead->difficulty;

The program difficulty.

level

  $x = $halstead->level;

The program level.

lang_level

  $x = $halstead->lang_level;

The programming language level.

intel_content

  $x = $halstead->intel_content;

Measure of the information content of a program.

effort

  $x = $halstead->effort;

The program effort.

time_to_program

  $x = $halstead->time_to_program;

The time to program (in seconds).

delivered_bugs

  $x = $halstead->delivered_bugs;

Delivered bugs.

METHODS

new

  $halstead = Perl::Metrics::Halstead->new(file => $file);

Create a new Perl::Metrics::Halstead object given the file argument.

BUILD

Process the given file into the computed metrics.

report

  $halstead->report;
  $halstead->report($precision);

Print the computed metrics to STDOUT. Optionally provide a number for the decimal precision. Default: 3 digits

dump

  $metrics = $halstead->dump;

Return a hashref of the metrics and their computed values.

SEE ALSO

The bin/halstead and t/01-methods.t files in this distribution.

Moo

PPI::Document

PPI::Dumper

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halstead_complexity_measures

http://techn.ology.net/halstead-software-complexity-of-perl-code/

https://www.verifysoft.com/en_halstead_metrics.html

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/software-engineering-halsteads-software-metrics/

https://www.compuware.com/hard-can-find-halstead-maintenance-effort-metric/

AUTHOR

Gene Boggs <gene@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2019 by Gene Boggs.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.