imperative / Java
Collected by Matthias Hauswirth — Compilers (control-flow graphs) and flow charts
Understand concept of repetition from structured programming (loops like while, do-while, or for), where a given statement can be executed multiple times, by simply following the arrows through the cycle.
|back edge||arrow pointing to a node that came prior in the flow (introducing a cycle)|
|while-, do-while-, for-loop||cycle in the graph|
The idea of a 'repetition' in structured programming, where control-flow leads to statements getting executed multiple times
When introducing while-, do-while-, and for-loops
Requires prior introduction of 'Selection'.
This is the last in a sequence of "Control Flow as Graph" notional machines:
The following video Matthias Hauswirth uses the "Control Flow as Graph"
notional machine in his "Programming Fundamentals 2" Bachelor course
for-loops in Java:
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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