Chapter 5. Controlling the flow

Controlling the flow

5.1 Properties of a good program

5.2 Conditional loops with while- and do-statements

5.3 User-defined exceptions

5.4 The type char

5.5 The switch-statement

5.6 Case Study 2: Rock–scissors–paper game

Properties of a good program

The structure of a program indicates how its parts are connected together, and how sound those connections are. One can think of the structure of a bridge: each strut and rivet plays its role, and the whole performs a defined function efficiently. Bridges can even look pleasing. So it is with programs. When we create them we aim to achieve a structure that in the first instance achieves the required ...

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