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From: Vladimir Prus (ghost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-01-13 09:27:57

David Abrahams wrote:

>>I've tried that. The biggest problem is that when I have to add a method,
>>this is very hard.
> You have to cut the bottom of the rectangle with kill-rectangle, and
> re-paste it lower down. Sometimes you need to select larger
> rectangles to open space. A little painful, but not *too* bad.
> Anyway, it makes sense to draw it by hand first if you have the
> opportunity.


>>Hmm... the compromise between nice look (which UML editors give) and
>>convenient (it's very easy to use pencil) is hard to find.
> Nothing beats pencil for convenience, and often, expressivity. I used
> to write music notation software and was constantly competing with the
> composer's pencil (and losing).

Except that you can't click "play" button on a paper sheet. Of course,
*real* composers can play a piece of music in their minds.

>>Problems with adding a new method keeps me somewhat dissatisfied
>>with picture mode, either.
> Understood.

Do you think pencil drawings can be improved to a usable state? E.g. by
keeping lines straight, minimizing intersections, and more clear text?

And finally, will more diagrams help? E.g. sequence chart for generators?

- Volodya


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