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Posts Tagged ‘Finite state machine’
For many years we have been trying to popularize the correct concept of a finite state machine. In fact, we do not invent anything, we just present a state machine as defined ca. 60 years ago. In the beginning it had been applied to a design of hardware systems as software did not exist at that time. But the concept of a finite state machine is not bound in any way to the hardware; it is just a notation to describe a behavior and as such it is not bound to the physical implementation.
I received an email from John M. who is evaluating StateWORKS. He started with a fairly complex example that has confronted him with several issues that must be understood to use effectively our tools and the run-time system. Because of a general nature of his questions I put (with his acceptance) my answers into that blog.