Control Structures

  • Ian Chivers
  • Jane Sleightholme


When we look at this area it is useful to gain some historical perspective concerning the control structures that are available in a programming language.

At the time of the development of Fortran in the 1950s there was little theoretical work around and the control structures provided were very primitive and closely related to the capability of the hardware.


Wave Height Control Structure Logical Expression Exit Statement Beach Slope 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Chivers
    • 1
  • Jane Sleightholme
    • 2
  1. 1.Rhymney ConsultingLondonUK
  2. 2.FortranplusLondonUK

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