imperative / Java
Collected by Matthias Hauswirth — Compilers (control-flow graphs) and flow charts
Understand concept of a multi-way selection (a conditional statement where the condition is not just a Boolean value, e.g., a switch-statement).
|switch condition||diamond-shaped node with multiple arrows leaving|
|switch cases||label on arrows coming out of a switch (including 'default')|
The idea of a multi-way 'selection' in structured programming, where a data (the condition's value) is turned into control flow (the next statement to execute).
When introducing switch-statements
Requires prior introduction of 'Selection'.
This is the third in a sequence of "Control Flow as Graph" notional machines:
This notional machine is implemented by the Informa Clicker tool. This tool allows students in a classroom to construct control flow graphs in in-class clicker exercises.
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