[zeromq-dev] documenting message flows between several parties as message sequence diagrams

Michael Haberler mail17 at mah.priv.at
Sat Sep 8 19:05:48 CEST 2012

just a note on documenting flows - the zguide is very good anyway

in a different project I found it convenient to explain interactions between several entities over time with the help of Message Sequence Charts

there is a little-known utility 'mscgen' which translates an MSC diagram in text notation into PNG, SVG, EPS and image maps

example input: http://emc.mah.priv.at/docs/tests/msc/test.txt
example output: http://emc.mah.priv.at/docs/tests/msc/test.html (this is png - will look better with SVG or EPS)
mscgen: http://www.mcternan.me.uk/mscgen/ (GPLv2)

- Michael

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