Function Point to Lines of Code Conversion

Table 6.3 Function Point Conversion to LOC
Language Average Source LOC per Function Point Average Source LOC for a 210 FP Application

Basic
107 - FP
22,470 - LOC

Visual Basic 5
29
6,090

C
128
26,880

C++
53
11,130

COBOL
107
22,470
Java
53
11,130

Machine Language
640
134,440

1st Generation (default)
320
67,200

2nd Generation (default)
107
22,470

3rd Generation (default)
80
16,800

4th Generation (default)
20
4,200

5th Generation (default)
5
1,050

SOURCE: Original: http://www.theadvisors.com/langcomparison.htm. A more recent programming language table can be found at http://www.qsm.com/FPGearing.html

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