S T R U C T O R I Z E R - User Guide
Syntax (Executable Dialect)

Structograms are intended to be syntax-free, i.e., the contents of the standardized algorithmic elements may be any text, pseudo-code, or whatever seems to make sense to describe the meaning of an algorithmic step. Whereas purists (see Use Cases) may even regard the placement of any kind of code instead of verbal descriptions in a diagram as sinful, you will certainly agree that e.g. "S ← A + B" is more readable than "Let S be the sum of A and B" for such a simple algorithmic step after all. And less ambiguous, too.

So if you prefer a more symbolic element content and then bother to adhere to certain syntactical conventions imposed by Structorizer for the instruction texts, then you can benefit a lot from the many Structorizer features (like Executor, Analyser, Code Export etc.), which help to verify an algorithm or to derive actual code. These syntactical conventions are a simplified mixture of usual programming languages, with some specific additions (and limitations). Programmers will therefore be quite familiar with most of them, though they will differ slightly from their respective favourite programming language. This suggested syntax will be exemplified in this chapter.

Overview of the remaining subsections of this manual page:

An additional section explains the differing and constrained syntax specifically supported for the provisional ARM generator (introduced as an experimental feature with version 3.32-02):