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Several measures of program clarity have been proposed which attempt to assess the clarity of a program as a function of easily measured properties of the code. Such measures include the number of variables or statements, or the density of GO TO-s. The measure of program clarity developed In the field of software science equates the amount of -mental effort required to understand a program with the ratio of program volume to Implementation level. To be effective, a measure such as this shoulddoi:10.1109/tse.1979.234168 fatcat:scoecydlszb37mns423rkbjdma