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Attractiveness for Reuse

Attractiveness 2.3.4 is defined as the attributes of software that bear on the capability of the software product to be attractive to the user.

Attractiveness for Reuse is a special case of the quality criterium Attractiveness 2.3.4 and not specifically mentioned in the ISO 9126-3 standard. It can be understood as attractiveness of software for a software engineer /developer to integrating it in new systems, e.g., attractiveness of libraries and components.

Internal attractiveness metrics assess the appearance of the software. In a reuse context, they will be influenced by factors such as code and documentation layout. In addition to appearance, internal attractiveness metrics for reuse also assess size and complexity of the reused code.


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