JSEA  Vol.4 No.9 , September 2011
Research and Application of Code Automatic Generation Algorithm Based on Structured Flowchart
ABSTRACT
It is of great significance to automatically generate code from structured flowchart. There are some deficiencies in existing researches, and their key algorithms and technologies are not elaborated, also there are very few full-featured integrated development platforms that can generate code automatically based on structured flowchart. By analyzing the characteristics of structured flowchart, a structure identification algorithm for structured flowchart is put forward. The correctness of algorithm is verified by enumeration iteration. Then taking the identified flowchart as input, an automatic code generation algorithm is proposed. Also the correctness is verified by enumeration iteration. Finally an integrated development platform is developed using those algorithms, including flowchart modeling, code automatic generation, CDT\GCC\GDB etc. The correctness and effectiveness of algorithms proposed are verified through practical operations.

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nullX. Wu, M. Qu, Z. Liu and J. Li, "Research and Application of Code Automatic Generation Algorithm Based on Structured Flowchart," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 4 No. 9, 2011, pp. 534-545. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2011.49062.
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