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I learned table driven state machines by studying the ITU X.225 Session Layer Protocol. I don't think this can be understood by any other technique! It is extremely complex, but the tables give you a fast way to see what happens next, in any state, when whatever happens. Most of all: You become aware of all protocol error situations in a very lucid way.

I was so fascinated by this extremely compact, extremely complete, extremely fast lookup way of describing a protocol, and I have never understood why not "everybody" uses this format.

Well, I guess I do know... Almost all programmers I have met prefer to delay error handling, robustness, exceptional cases until the main body of the code is in place. "Agile" insistutionalizes this approach: Defer whatever can be deferred, get "something" up and running as fast as possible. Developing state tables forces you to consider all possibilites, handle all cases (or at least: An empty square means "This error is not yet being handled, or it is fatal". Thorough understanding of what you are developing is more or less a contradiction to agile philosophy.
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