An empirical study of the object-oriented paradigm and software reuse

  title={An empirical study of the object-oriented paradigm and software reuse},
  author={J. Lewis and S. Henry and D. Kafura and R. Schulman},
  booktitle={OOPSLA '91},
  • J. Lewis, S. Henry, +1 author R. Schulman
  • Published in OOPSLA '91 1991
  • Computer Science
  • This paper describes the preliminary results of a controlled experiment designed to evaluate the impact of the object-oriented paradigm on software reuse. The experiment concludes that (1) the object-oriented paradigm substantially improves productivity, although a significant part of this improvement is due to the effect of reuse, (2) reuse without regard to language paradigm improves productivity, (3) language differences are far more important when programmers reuse than when they do not… CONTINUE READING
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