The Most Common Misapprehensions about Software Coverage

More and more products need a certification according to standards like IEC 61508 or DO-178B. This in turn requires measuring the coverage of the software in these products during testing. However, a lot of misapprehensions and factoids about software coverage are widely spread. In the following, some of these shall be clarified.
Software coverage is also known as code coverage.

Please note: This is not an introduction to software coverage or code coverage. Such an introduction can be found here.

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