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Re: Re3: A preliminary stab at Flow-Based Programming

by Masem (Monsignor)
on Mar 05, 2002 at 15:48 UTC ( #149405=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re3: A preliminary stab at Flow-Based Programming
in thread A preliminary stab at Flow-Based Programming

I think that

State machines are more concerned with the actions that can take place. FBP is more concerned with the data that is moving through the system.
is a fair assessment of the differences. With a state machine, you want to make sure that you can move through the states of the machine to some valid exit state; if so, then the machine has succeeded, else you failed. With FBP, you push data in and wait for data out, but if nothing comes out, that's just a valid response as if you did get data.

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