Your Java Code Is Mostly Fluff, New Research Finds

In a new paper (PDF), researchers from the University of California, Davis, Southeast University in China, and University College London theorized that, just as with natural languages, some — and probably, most — written code isn’t necessary to convey the point of what it does. The code and data used in the study are available for download from Bitbucket. But here’s the bottom line: Only about 5% of written Java code captures the core functionality.

Your Java Code Is Mostly Fluff, New Research Finds was originally published on realcoders.org

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