Thread: pseudocode for functions

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    pseudocode for functions

    What is the standard or convention for functions in speducode

    For example I have this. Would I specifically declare the variables as is? My attempt is below

    void CB1::midpointline(int x0,int y0, int x1, int y1, CDC *pDc)	
    	int dx,dy,incrE,incrNE,d,x,y;
    Create function mindpointline(StartPoint x0 , StartPoint y0 , EndPoint x1 , EndPoint y1 , Pointer to Device Context)
       Set Delta(X) to x1-x0
       Set Delta(y) to y1-y0
       Set decision to 2*dy-dx
       set Delta(E) to dy*2
       set Delta(NE) to 2*(dy-dx)
       set x to equal x0
       set y to equal y0
       Draw pixel with X and Y values
    End functiojn

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    There is no convention when it comes to pseudo code...[afaik]..
    Are you speaking about functional programming?..which looks similar but has strict syntax rules..

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    Personally, I don't bother with pseudocode. If you want to write something concrete that makes sense, that's what the language itself is for. I can see some potential for merit for roughly sketching out bigger ideas, but an almost one-to-one mapping to actual C++ routines? A waste of time I say.

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    The whole point of pseudocode is that it is written to convey basic understanding of (say) an algorithm for a human. It is not real code (hence the pseudo in its name) because it is not precise enough to be used as instructions for a computer (or as input for a compiler).

    Humans are pretty flexible in what they can read and write, so there are almost as many styles of pseudocode as there are people who use it.
    Last edited by grumpy; 04-17-2011 at 04:17 AM.
    Right 98% of the time, and don't care about the other 3%.

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