UML <-> Erlang

Matthias Lang matthias@REDACTED
Mon Nov 17 20:32:33 CET 2003


 > Our own needs entail things like specifying module interfaces 
 > (OTP gen_server etc), selective receive interfaces and process 
 > relationships (parents, siblings resource owners etc).

 > What do some of the other people use to model with?

Maurice Castro presented an interesting paper at the 1999 Erlang
Users' Conference. 

His paper looks at the questions you're asking. It's archived at

or, if you don't have a postscript viewer and are prepared to put up
with really blurry text:

I don't use this notation. The only diagrams I draw are supervision
trees. I have implemented several things which were specified in
SDL. It's fairly easy to translate them straight into Erlang, but I've
never felt inspired to go the other way, i.e. use SDL as a way to
document Erlang.


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