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Programming by questionnaire: an effective way to use decision tables

By David W. Low

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 16 No. 5, Pages 282-286

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Programming by questionnaire combines aspects of decision table programming and general purpose programming by using decision tables to construct an application program through the selection of certain source statements from a predefined file. It is proposed that programming by questionnaire is a useful compromise between general and special purpose programming for a significant class of large scale problems. The elements of the approach are discussed and an existing application is described.

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