Qualitas Corpus Clone Collection FAQ
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- Why not
The tool I use to get the data uses a lot of memory. Currently, I'm only
able to run it on a 32-bit machine, which limits the amount of memory
available to a JVM. These two systems are the largest in the Corpus, and
they all exceed the JVM memory limit. Once I have the time, I'll either
improve the memory usage of the tool, or find a better machine to run it on.
- Why "E"LOC?
This metric does not counts blank lines or lines that are entirely in
comments. If that were all, I would call it NCLOC. But it also doesn't count
lines that contain only braces, so I can't use NCLOC. I intend "E" for
executable, although, for some definitions of "executable", it's not really
executable lines of code. But that's what it is at the moment until either I
think of something better or figure out how to get ANTLR to more
conveniently tell me about braces.
- Isn't the alliteration a bit too cute?
Well maybe, but it is also irresistible! (But I will listen to suggestions
with more academic gravitas).