I'm relatively new to PHP programming and I've been trying to understand how to implement state machines or decision trees in my code. I'm aware that control structures in PHP, like if-else statements and switch cases, can be used to handle different conditions and perform actions accordingly.
However, I'm not sure if these control structures can be used effectively to implement state machines or decision trees. From what I've researched so far, state machines and decision trees often involve complex logic and multiple possible paths, and I'm not sure if control structures alone are sufficient to handle such situations.
I would really appreciate it if someone with experience in PHP could shed some light on this. Can control structures in PHP be used to effectively implement state machines or decision trees? If not, are there any alternative approaches or libraries that can help achieve this? Any guidance or examples would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help!