structured programming


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structured programming

[′strək·chərd ′prō‚gram·iŋ]
(computer science)
The use of program design and documentation techniques that impose a uniform structure on all computer programs.

structured programming

(programming)
Any software development technique that includes structured design and results in the development of a program consisting of blocks of code whose internal details are independent. Structured programming is usually done in a block-structured language.

structured programming

Techniques that impose a logical structure to the coding of a program in order to make it easy to follow. Large routines are broken down into small modules that have to be methodically and carefully nested within each other, because the use of the GOTO statement is either discouraged or not available in the language (see spaghetti code). Structured walkthroughs, which invite criticism from peer programmers, are also used.

Structured languages, such as Pascal, Ada and dBASE, force the programmer to write a structured program; however, all programming languages can be written in a structured manner. See structured English.
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this indicates that the true nature of structured programming is still not universally understood.

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