The chosen problem domain was image processing, which provides a wide range of algorithms to compare object oriented and functional programming paradigms. Consultants for the project are Dr Paul Lewis and Dr Mark Dobie
A set of representative algorithms were selected and implemented in an object oriented language (C++) and a functional language (SML). Details of the design, implementation and testing processes were recorded. The imagelib image processing library was used as a reference implementation for some of the algorithms.
The statistics collected during the controlled development were compared with automatically calculated statistics from the finished code. Some correlations were found, which suggests that it may be possible to draw conclusions about the reliability of the code from automatically calculated statistics. Detailed results can be found in the publications associated with this work.