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David Khourshid

The finite state machine is one of the oldest models of computation in computer science. It’s older than the web, older than any programming language you can think of, and probably older than you. Just ask Mealy (1955) or Moore (1956). Finite state machines (FSMs) can be implemented in any modern language using control-flow statements, yet there’s most likely a state machine library (if not many) in all of those languages.