Keywords Help

The keywords defined here are used in EZ-Metrix reports and exports.

Session Information

Session Information is a section of each report that contains general information about the measurement session, and includes the following data items.

  • Compare Date: The date when the measurement was performed.
  • Session ID: An ID (number or user-defined name) which uniquely identifies the measurement session.
  • Session Name: A unique name (user-provided) or number (if user does not provide a name) for this measurement session. This is the name that appears in the list of reports.
  • Rule ID: The name of the rule chosen to be used for this measurement session
  • Compare Type: Either "Comparison Line COunt" or "Non-comparison Line Count"

Directory Results - Non-Comparison

Directory Results - Comparison

  • Old Files Directory Path: This shows the root directory for the baseline (i.e., old) files
  • New Files Directory Path: This shows the root directory for the modified (i.e., new) files
  • Same Files: The number of files that have the same file name between the old and new versions.
  • Deleted Files: The number of files that were removed between the old and new versions (files which appear in the old directory, but not in the new directory).
  • New Files: The number of files that were added between the old and new versions(files which appear in the new directory, but not in the old directory).

File Results - Non-Comparison

(the items below are reported for each file measured in a non-comparison session)
  • Filename: The file name and file extension
  • Comment Lines: The number of single line and multi-line comments in the file named above (as defined by the rule shown above).
  • Blank Lines: The number of lines with nothing but white space {spaces or tabs} and a carriage return in the file named above.
  • Source Code Lines: The number of physical lines of source code in the file named above.
  • Total Lines in File: The number of lines of code + comments + blanks in the file named above.

File Results - Comparison

(the items below are reported for each file measured in a comparison session)
  • Filename: The file name and file extension
  • New Lines: The number of lines of code and comments that are in the new file and not in the old file of the same name. Note: For a modified line to be considered new, the number of changed characters must exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.
  • Deleted Lines: The number of lines of code and comments that are in the old file and not in the new file of the same name. Note: For a modified line to be considered deleted, the number of changed characters must exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.
  • Same Lines: The number of lines of code and comments that are identical between the old and new file named above.
  • Changed Lines: The number of lines of code + comments + blanks in the file named above. Note: For a modified line to be considered changed, the number of changed characters in the file must NOT exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.
  • Comment Lines in Old File: The number of lines of single and multi-line comments in the old file.
  • Comment Lines in New File: The number of lines of single and multi-line comments in the new file.
  • Blank Lines in Old File: The number of blank lines in the old file, not including those embedded in multi-line comments.
  • Blank Lines in New File: The number of blank lines in the new file, not including those embedded in multi-line comments.
  • Source Code Lines in Old File: The number of physical lines of code in the old file.
  • Source Code Lines in New File: The number of physical lines of code in the new file.
  • Same lines of code: The number of physical lines of code that are identical between the old and new versions of the file named above.
  • Same lines of comments: The number of lines of comments that are identical between the old and new versions of the file named above.
  • New lines of code: The number of physical lines of code that are new (added) to the old version of the file named above. Note: For a modified line to be considered new, the number of changed characters in that line must exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.
  • New lines of comments: The number of physical lines of comments that are new (added) to the old version of the file named above. Note: For a modified line to be considered new, the number of changed characters in that line must exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.
  • Deleted lines of code: The number of physical lines of code that were deleted (removed) from the old version of the file named above. Note: For a modified line to be considered deleted, the number of changed characters in that line must exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.
  • Deleted lines of comments: The number of lines of comments that were deleted (removed) from the old version of the file named above. Note: For a modified line to be considered deleted, the number of changed characters in that line must exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.
  • Changed lines of code: The number of lines of code modified from the old version of the file named above. Note: For a line to be considered changed, the number of changed characters in the file must NOT exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.
  • Changed lines of comments:The number of lines of comments modified from the old version of the file named above. Note: For a line to be considered changed, the number of changed characters in the file must NOT exceed the value of the threshold defined in the rule named above.

Export

(the keywords below are used in reports that are exported from EZ-Metrix. Note: terminology is slightly different from the online reports.)

Non-Comparison

Comparison