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Graphing programmatic structures is often unhelpful

by stefp (Vicar)
on Apr 28, 2002 at 14:42 UTC ( #162658=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Software Design
in thread Software Design

A graph is sometimes a help. But I don't think flow chart help.

As an illustration that a graph can obfuscate things instead of helping is my graphing of the perl grammar. I have done that before Leon Brocart wrote his modules. He once used that graph to demonstrate the capability of graphviz. Clearly, "strongly" connected graphs are not very readable.

But Doxygen uses graphviz pretty well. I use it to navigate thru the TeXmacs sources. click any class name to see such graphs.

-- stefp -- check out TeXmacs wiki


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