[erlang-questions] Visual Erlang notation v0.1.0 - feedback request
Fri May 2 18:16:05 CEST 2014
Squiggly Lines in Google
Hint: Line up a bunch-a squares, and used the "Curve" line tool.
On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM, Garrett Smith <g@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi Torben,
> On Fri, May 2, 2014 at 2:21 AM, Torben Hoffmann
> <torben.hoffmann@REDACTED> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > As I have mentioned before I have been working on a visual notation for
> Erlang and
> > although it is not complete yet I have received requests to release it
> anyway, so
> > here goes...
> > https://github.com/esl/visual_erlang
> > One extra thing missing from the to-do list is state data for processes.
> > I would like some feedback on how you feel the abstraction level is.
> > The purpose of Visual Erlang is not to be able to specify every little
> detail of what
> > happens in an Erlang program, but to give a way to describe the
> Love this!
> My hopefully constructive input though... I think you ought to be
> easier on folks who don't use fancy graphics editors :)
> I (and the folks I work with) tend to use Google presentations to put
> together visual diagrams. It's quite a handy program. Unfortunately
> you can't do a few things that you require:
> - Squiggly lines
> - Double lines
> But you can do:
> - Lots of different line endings (circles, squares, triangles)
> - Dashed lines
> - Dash-dotted lines
> - Thick and thin lines
> Unless you have a religious point of view when it comes to squiggles
> (I hear this is a thing) I'd recommend tweaking the symbols to widen
> the tent for drawing tools :)
> I also recommend putting together some PNGs and including them as
> images in the README so people can see what's going on at a glance
> from the github page without downloading the PDF. But this a nice to
> Can't wait for the Patterns In Erlang book! (But who's in the GoF?)
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