On the Emulation of Flowcharts by Decision Tables

  title={On the Emulation of Flowcharts by Decision Tables},
  author={Art Lew},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
Any flowchart can be emulated by a decision table, whose complexity depends on that of the flowchart. It may be necessary, however, to introduce a new control variable with associated tests and sets or to permit changes in execution sequences provided action-test independence holds. Two measures of decision table complexity are discussed and interrelated. Finally, conditions and procedures for reducing complexity are presented.