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Subject: Document, visualize SNL code?
From: Kay-Uwe Kasemir <kasemirk@ornl.gov>
To: tech talk <tech-talk@aps.anl.gov>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 13:05:07 -0400
Hello:

Has anybody out there come up with a good way to document
sequencer (SNL) - based code?
Do you use ordinary C comments in the code?
A drawing program to generate a state diagram,
manually keeping that in sync with the SNL code?

A while ago, Steve Hunt presented initial work on a Java tool
for drawing state diagrams and generating skeleton SNL.
Is anybody using that or something similar to create SNL?

Primarily, I'd be interested in going the other way around.
I have SNL code, and would like to visualize it for several
reasons as a state diagram.
Does somebody have e.g. a perl script that generates graphviz 'dot'
files from the SNL?
Maybe not the full SNL, only selected states and transitions
marked by special comments?

Or have most of you come to the conclusion that state diagrams
are great for advertising state machines, but any real state
machine is far to complex to be drawn as a diagram?

Thanks,
-Kay


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