cyclomatic complexity

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cyclomatic complexity definition

programming, testing
A measure of the number of linearly independent paths through a program module. Cyclomatic complexity is a measure for the complexity of code related to the number of ways there are to traverse a piece of code. This determines the minimum number of inputs you need to test all ways to execute the program.
(1998-03-17)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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