[Haskell-cafe] OT: Paper on increasing entropy in software systems

Ketil Malde ketil at malde.org
Sun Jun 15 05:13:20 EDT 2008

Magnus Therning <magnus at therning.org> writes:

> I was just listening to Brooks' talk at OOPSLA 2007 and in the Q&A part
> at the end he mentions a paper on increasing entropy in software
> systems.  He mentions the authors' names but I can't quite make it out
> and Google hasn't been very helpful either.  He says the paper “must be
> 30 years old” and it sounds like he says it's by Les Bellati and Manny
> Leimann (Lehmann?).

Wikipedia's entry for "Software entropy" lists this:

  Lehman M.M. and Belady L. (1985). Program Evolution. Process of
  Software Change.

No link, though.

If I haven't seen further, it is by standing in the footprints of giants

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