The pseudocode editor

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The Pseudocode Editor is used to display and edit the pseudocode of procedures. Pseudocode is used to describe computer programming algorithms in a compact, informal and high-level manner that is easier to understand than program code. This is done using a combination of english-like keywords and phrases.

 

Pseudocode Editor

 

Various keywords are used to indicate different statement types and any text without a keyword is designated an assignment statement. The following keywords are supported:

 

    if

    else if

    else

    try

    catch

    finally

    switch

    select

    for

    foreach

    while

    repeat until

    do while

 

These keywords have meaning in many programming languages and therefore the pseudocode created is environment independent. This means, from the pseudocode, we can forward engineer skeleton code (skeleton code is structural code with associated comments - code conditions must be fleshed out) for a variety of different programming languages. See Statement types and keywords for a more detailed description of these keywords.