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

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Sun Sep 9 04:30:11 CEST 2012


Nice tip, thanks.


On Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 2:05 AM, Michael Haberler <mail17 at mah.priv.at> wrote:
> 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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