4.6 Form in Software Systems

The Software System: Informational Form and Duality

In this section, we will review the procedure of analyzing the form of a simple system by looking at a software system, bubblesort. Like the pump, this is a far more simple system than the tools of architecture are intended for, but it will bring out some important observations.

Computer code, titled, Pseudocode for the bubble sort algorithm. The code has 12 lines.

Figure 4.19  Pseudocode for the bubblesort algorithm.

Figure 4.19 shows pseudocode for the standard bubblesort algorithm that sorts an array from its smallest to its largest entry by successively switching the location of adjacent entries if they are not in ...

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