Code base

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The term codebase ( English codebase ) in the field of software engineering means the combination of belonging to a project source code files and any Related configuration files . This also includes various other types of files that are required for the compilation process, e.g. B. So-called Makefiles .

Sufficiently large code bases are i. d. Usually managed by means of versioning systems . In the case of open source software, the code bases are usually publicly accessible in the form of corresponding repositories .

The term is also suitable for making a statement about the relationship or history of different, yet more similar, projects. So one speaks z. B. in the case of cleavage (fork) that there is a common are code base, while a similar not exist in the case of an independent development.

The size of a code base is specified in lines of code .

Individual evidence

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  2. Definition - What does Codebase mean? Retrieved August 25, 2018 .