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From: Scott Woods (scottw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-06-04 17:21:05

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> > AFAICT, UML is the only internationally standardized modeling language
> > FSMs. However, I assume FSMs work more or less the same no matter what
> > graphical representation you use. I guess the only thing needed would be
> > mapping from your preferred modeling language to boost::fsm. No?
> >
> Scott Woods pointed out SDL (an ITU coding standard?) and remarks that in
> his opinion, it does a better job of handling FSM systems than UML. I'm
> familiar with SDL. Check Scott's post for more information.

Specification and Description Language also known as ITU Z.100. Check it
out at;

Authors might be a little put out that they are not on the list of
standardized modeling languages for FSMs ;-) UML certainly is on the list
and is also the darling of the software industry. SDL is the equivalent for
As a consequence its pretty good for specifying large communities of
co-operating FSMs. There is a large quantity of code running in switching
that is based on SDL documentation, e.g. ITU-T Q.931 (ISDN PRI).

Support your incremental approach to your FSM library Andreas. Have followed
your work for a while and dont have anything to say that I havent said

Good stuff,

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