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  Structured programming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is possible to do structured programming in almost any procedural programming language, but since about 1970 when structured programming began to gain popularity as a technique, most new procedural programming languages have included features to encourage structured programming (and sometimes have left out features that would make unstructured programming easy).
Structured programming theorists gained a major ally in the 1970s after IBM researcher Harlan Mills applied his interpretation of structured programming theory to the development of an indexing system for the New York Times research file.
Some programs, particularly parsers and communications protocols, have a number of states that follow each other in a way that is not easily reduced to the basic structures.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Structured_programming   (1501 words)

 Felgall Software - Structured Programming
Structured programming is one of the several different ways in which a programming language can be constructed.
A structured program may be written out using pseudo code prior to being translated into whatever programming language that the program is to be written in.
Structured programming provides a number of constructs that are used to define the sequence in which the program statements are to be executed.
www.felgall.com /struc.htm   (960 words)

 E.W. Dijkstra Archive: Structured programming (EWD268)
By "intrinsically large" I mean programs that are large due to the complexity of their task, in contrast to programs that have exploded (by inadequacy of the equipment, unhappy decisions, poor understanding of the problem, etc.).
A program therefore should be conceived and understood as a member of a family; it should be so structured out of components that various members of this family, sharing components, do not only share the correctness demonstration of the shared components but also of the shared substructure.
Such a joint refinement of data structure and associated statements should be an isolated unit of the program text: it embodies the immediate consequences of an (independent) design decision and is as such the natural unit of interchange for program modification.
www.cs.utexas.edu /users/EWD/transcriptions/EWD02xx/EWD268.html   (1917 words)

 Computer programming/Structured programming - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Structured programming is the suggested antidote to unstructured programming, which existed for decades before Structured programming was invented.
Structured programming was made possible by high-level languages and Packages of related programs, that could be Flow charted with software diagramming techniques understandable to non-programmers.
A few Computer Scientists were responsible for discovering the idea of Structured Programming, and communicating this notion to the world of other programmers.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Programming:Structured_programming   (438 words)

 Frodo's Workshop-Stuctured vs OOP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Structured programming is a modular form of programming.
In structured programming, the called module performs one function, and you must accept the function as it is written, or you can copy code and modify it to meet your needs.
In structured programming, all data is passive; a record of data is passed from one subroutine to another.
userpages.aug.com /frodo/oopstruc.html   (768 words)

 Computer programming - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Programming a computer can be performed in one of numerous languages, ranging from a higher-level language to writing directly in low-level machine code (that is, code that more directly controls the specifics of the computer's hardware).
C is a system programming language and has a fairly simple syntax and a small set of keywords but with an extensive set of rules attached to those.
Initially, Pascal was a hypothetical language intended to teach students structured programming, and generations of students have "cut their teeth" on Pascal as an introductory language in undergraduate courses.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Computer_programming   (1509 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In particular, a methodology is presented to introduce structured programming constructs as well as a context sensitive probability mechanism that may enable GP to evolve modular programs which are closer to those developed by human programmers.
Genetic Programming (GP) is an extension of the Genetic Algorithm introduced by John Koza (Koza 1992) which evolves a single function in the form of Lisp S-Expressions.
Evolutionary Structured Programming (ESP) is an extension of GP in which complete structured programs are evolved.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/w/r/wrp103/wrp/esp.txt   (2814 words)

 ANSDIT - The letter "S"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
An approach to character recognition based on the structure of the character to be identified and used where simple matching is not viable, as for example in hand-written documents.
A program constructed according to the principles of structured programming.
Three kinds of control flow are used in structured programming: sequential, conditional, and iterative.
www.ncits.org /tc_home/k5htm/s4.htm   (1569 words)

 SIGPLAN Notices
With the advent of structured programming and GOTO-less programming, a method is needed to model computation in simply ordered structures, each representing a complete thought possibly defined in terms of other thoughts as yet undefined.
During one of these phases a flowchart may be drawn to describe the program at a level of abstraction somewhere between the problem statement and the code of the completed program.
Certain control structures in programming languages, such as iteration, have no direct translation to flowchart language and must be built from simpler control structures, thereby losing the forest in the trees.
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Way/4748/nsd.html   (1716 words)

 Define structured programming - a Whatis.com definition - see also: modular programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Structured programming frequently employs a top-down design model, in which developers map out the overall program structure into separate subsections.
In this model (which is often considered to be synonymous with structured programming, although other models exist) the developer separates programs into subsections that each have only one point of access and one point of exit.
Object-oriented programming (OOP) can be thought of as a type of structured programming, uses structured programming techniques for program flow, and adds more structure for data to the model.
searchsmb.techtarget.com /sDefinition/0,,sid44_gci866374,00.html   (398 words)

 MODERN PROGRAMMING PRACTICES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The awarding of a contract in February 1974 to IBM to define structured programming was an outgrowth of that briefing.
Structured Programming itself, the restriction during design and implementation to the three programming constructs of sequence, alternation, and iteration, was considered only one component of structured programming.
No textbook presentation of Harlan Mills' ideas on structured programming was available until 1979 (Linger 79), and even that book does not discuss the broader issues of the environment in which structured programming operates, and the issues involved with managing teams who are applying structured programming techniques, that are considered in the RADC study.
www.dacs.dtic.mil /techs/history/His.RL.2.4.html   (746 words)

 Structured Programming
In early programming languages, like Fortran (first invented in 1954) and various low level machine languages, the goto statement allowed the computer to deviate from the sequential execution of the program instructions.
This was the birth of the discipline of Structured Programming.
Structured programming is a program written with only the structured programming constructions: (1) sequence, (2) repetition, and (3) selection.
condor.depaul.edu /~sjost/it236/documents/structured.htm   (460 words)

 SIGCHI Bulletin Vol.29 No.4, October 1997: Structured Programmers Learning Object-Oriented Programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
One commonly expressed problem with this training task is that the interaction between programmers and their programming language environment appears to be significantly altered during both design and coding phases when using an OOP language versus earlier, so-called structured, approaches.
In structured programming, while analysis starts with a consideration of real-world problems, the real-world focus is lost as requirements are transformed into a series of data flow diagrams.
In a structured program, data (e.g., employees, orders, or sales records) are essentially passed to functions (e.g., print, display, add, change, and delete routines) that act on the data as required.
bulletin.sigchi.org /archive/1997.4/ross.html   (4122 words)

 Lesson 8 - Structured Programming, Control Structures, if-else Statements, Pseudocode
So far most programs have consisted of a sequence of lines that are executed once, line-by-line.
In the early days of programming (1960's), the approach to writing software was relatively primitive and ineffective.
All programs can be written in terms of three control structures: sequence, selection, and iteration.
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch697/depts/math/simon/ICTJAVA/WebLessons/APCSL08/APCSL08-1-3.html   (279 words)

 Purpose: To provide an introduction to structured programming using the C/C++ language
Programming Projects: The programming projects must be implemented in ANSI C/C++, as described in the course notes.
A number of the programming projects will also be graded for adherence to good software engineering principles, including documentation, design, conformance to the stated specification, and programming style.
Grading Policies: This course is largely devoted to the development of skills in structured programming, as reflected in the relatively heavy weight given to the programming assignments.
courses.cs.vt.edu /~cs1044/fall00/henry/Syllabus.htm   (1560 words)

 Structured Programming
Since the invention by Von Neumann of the stored program computer, it was recognized that a tremendous potential of computing equipment was the ability to alter its behavior, depending on the input data.
Structured programming is the idea that any computer program can be written with three fundamental constructions:
The beauty of Structured Programming is that any computer program that can be written with goto statements can be rewritten using structured programming constructions without goto statements.
condor.depaul.edu /~sjost/260/materials/structured.html   (431 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Event-driven programming vastly improves on older models because it transfers the flow of the program from the programmer to the user.
The meat of event-driven programming is in the event-handlers.
If your program is event-driven, you can't assume a certain number of integers, you can't even assume that any integers have been entered at all.
www.devhood.com /tutorials/tutorial_details.aspx?tutorial_id=504   (1416 words)

 Computational Power of Structured Programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The other control structures you may know, such as case, do-until, do-while, and for are not needed.
However, they are sometimes convenient, and are usually regarded as part of structured programming.
Any program you need to write in assembly can be written in a structured style.
chortle.ccsu.ctstateu.edu /AssemblyTutorial/Chapter-19/ass19_19.html   (209 words)

 Parity Training Course: SCP - Structured COBOL Programming Workshop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
They should also be able to develop structured, well documented programs that are maintainable, clear to read and easy to test.
To provide training in COBOL programming to both ANSI 74 and 85 standards and structured program design techniques for those who will be developing and maintaining programs.
Utilise structured techniques taking a formal approach throughout the design and development processes and coding the logic structures in the most appropriate manner.
www.parity.net /Training/Courses/Outline/Detail.asp?Course=SCP   (586 words)

Bjarne and his gang are having loads of fun piling every conceivable expression of program logic and abstraction into C++, making it easily the largest, most complex, and least-understood programming language in history.
I'd like to think that, away from the excesses of C++, most workaday programming languages are converging to what ANSI C, Microsoft Basic, and Turbo Pascal all are: Structured programming languages with simple but robust designs.
Programming as we know it is indeed the most intoxicating kind of fun (or maybe the second most) but if something better comes along, we're doing no one any favors by clinging to the old ways.
www.duntemann.com /ddj51.htm   (3332 words)

 The Pascal Programming Language
His principle objectives for Pascal were for the language to be efficent to implement and run, allow for the development of well structured and well organized programs, and to serve as a vehicle for the teaching of the important concepts of computer programming.
Pascal also draws programming components from ALGOL 68 and ALGOL-W. The original published definition for the Pascal language appeared in 1971 with latter revisons published in 1973.
It was designed to teach programming techiques and topics to college students and was the language of choice to do so from the late 1960's to the late 1980's.
www.engin.umd.umich.edu /CIS/course.des/cis400/pascal/pascal.html   (475 words)

 Block Structured Programming Languages
When this program runs, main calls C which calls D which calls A which calls B. The Stack
The length of the static chain is the nesting depth of the current block or routine.
In Pascal, all arrays and therefore all structures in the stack have a fixed size calculable at compile time.
www.csse.monash.edu.au /~lloyd/tildeProgLang/PL-Block   (2696 words)

 Structured Programming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Fundamental Principle of Structured Programming is that at all times and under all circumstances, the programmer must keep the program within his intellectual grasp.
A study of program structure has revealed that programs can differ tremendously in their intellectual manageability.
How to structure data for intelligibility: limit the scope of variables, explicitly declare all variables, use meaningful data names, and use hierarchical data structures.
www.robelle.com /library/smugbook/structpr.html   (244 words)

 Jackson System Development (JSD); Jackson Structured Programming (JSP).
The new programs that are added to the network are defined using the same diagrammatic notation used to describe the ordering of actions.
These new programs are designed using the JSP (Jackson Structured Programming) method, which is now a subset of JSD.
Often, for convenience or efficiency, we convert programs into subroutines, in effect combining several programs into one, so that a fragment of the network is implemented as a single program.
www.dsisoft.com /jackson_system_development.html   (1178 words)

 IDCS Elective Unit - Structured Programming Methods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The purpose of Structured Programming Methods is to give students a thorough grounding in the key concepts, techniques and methods to have emerged over time as programming has evolved into a process with increasingly formalised approaches.
The skills and understanding developed in Structured Programming Methods should be sufficiently broad for students to be able to adapt to different software production situations with confidence and minimal adjustment to their understanding of the process.
Recognise and use a range of common programming concepts as building blocks in the creation of structured programs.
www.globaldegree.org /IDCSStrucPrgMethods.htm   (463 words)

 1997-98 CS 284abc Structured Programming for Multiprocessors   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This three-term course is designed to teach structured programming techniques for shared-memory multiprocessors.
The course is open to CS and non-CS majors, undergrads and graduate students.
Most of the homeworks will require programming in C. The second and third terms will primarily consist of individual or group projects with the ultimate goal being for students to publish papers in the field and/or develop useful multiprocessor applications.
www.cs.caltech.edu /~cs284   (134 words)

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