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    Question 1: Is there a standard ESLOC formula for DoD? Question 2: Is AUTOCODE (automatically generated code) one of the parameters?


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    Question 1: Is there a standard ESLOC formula for the DoD? 
     
    Though many commercial standards exist, currently the DoD does not mandate any particular formula to calculate Equivalent Source Lines Of Code (ESLOC). 

    Question 2: Is AUTOCODE (automatically generated code) one of the parameters? 
     
    Though the DoD does not currently mandate any particular formula to calculate Equivalent Source Lines Of Code (ESLOC) it is important that the calculations used are defined.  A document that might assist you in defining the type of source code to count is a technical report (CMU/SEI-92-TR-020) produced by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) called ‘Software Size Measurement: A Framework for Counting Source Statements.’  This report provides a “Definition Checklist for Source Statement Counts” that allows you to include things like Executable, Nonexecutable, Generated with source code generators, Modified, Copied or reused without change, etc…  However, it is your choice whether you decide to use them in your ESLOC calculation, this checklist simply assists you in defining what you intend to use for the calculation.



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