[erlang-questions] UML or other modeling tools

Dirk Scharff <>
Sun Jan 9 10:00:39 CET 2011

Hi Alessandro,

I haven't tried to do so, but I think you could use UML component diagrams (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_diagram) to describe the modules of
your system. If you have to describe an algorithm in detail you could use a
flow chart.
Depending on the situation an UML state machine diagram (if you use finite
state machines in your system) or activity diagram could also be useful.


On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 8:56 AM, Alessandro Sivieri <
> wrote:

> Hi all,
> has anyone of you ever used any modeling tool for describing a system
> written in Erlang (or any other functional language)?
> I have to describe the architecture of an application, in terms of
> processes
> structure/tree and/or modules, and I was wondering if there is some UML
> diagram that could be used, or any "standard" format for doing it; I have
> already created several sequence diagrams, and usually in my other projects
> I have used (more or less detailed) diagram classes, but for functional
> languages I don't know precisely what tools there exist...
> --
> Sivieri Alessandro
> http://www.chimera-bellerofonte.eu/
> http://www.poul.org/

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