Pseudocode is useful in that it classifies algorithms in many instances. It avoids a state of confusion as the program is instructed what to do in any arising scenario. It is in itself a programming language that is written in a highly simple and unstructured language. As a result it can be easily transitioned to the main programming language. The flexibility is incomparable to converting flow charts to code. Second, it imposes increased discipline on the process of documenting detailed designs. Pseudocoding presents a situation in which the probability of attaining relevance between the design specifications and implemented program is attainable. Third, it provides a platform in which coding and inspection can be conducted.
Pseudocoding is founded on inherent simplicity where English like language in familiar and simple reading instructions. New programmers seeking to grab the basics face a non-steep learning curve where pseudocode instructions are easily understood. For instance, it facilitates the process of trapping defects before they become code and subsequent analysis and rectification thus increasing product reliability.
Finally, it has the capability of increasing the overall productivity and reduces costs. The combination of simplicity and ease of writing and correcting code leads to production of reliable programs which require less debugging and maintenance.
ADVANTAGES OF USING A FLOW CHART FOR THE SOLUTION
A flow chart is a graphical representation that illustrates the steps a process goes through in its execution. Flow charts are effective in visualizing the problem and devising a solution. The use of symbols in flow charts clearly explains the present situation and the intended solution. In object oriented programming, flow charts play a role in modeling complex program logic effectively. Delivering the programmers experience in form of flaw charts as the program is navigated is a valuable prerequisite prior to developing the user interface. In programming, the program steps needs to be visualized and conceptualized and as such flow charts gives the gist of the process flow in a single glance.
Communication is enhanced when flow charts are used. The logic of a system can be queried and communicated in a proper manner to the concerned parties. In case of errors, flow charts can be used to point out the exact point of the flaw in the code. The problem can then be analyzed effectively. These extend to proper and efficient program management. The maintenance of a program can be achieved more conveniently and accurate using flow charts. By concentrating on a single area of the code drastic improvements are achieved as well as consistency.
Display of project designs using flow charts happens in a harmonious and standardized manner. Flow charts follow a standardized format in its design and as such, acquire a normalized logic which can be understood by all programmers. Unlike, pseudocode which entails unstructured nature, designs presented in form of flow charts are rarely rejected as inappropriate since they present a clear logic.
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