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Re: Blind software engineers, specifically UML

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:09:25PM +0200, Pascal J. Bourguignon wrote:
> UML CASE tools save UML models as XML files.  There's a standard DTD for
> UML.  I guess that XML is as hard to read for you than for me, but you
> can write a program to translate the model read from the XML files into
> some readable form.  And vice versa.

So basically extracting parts of the xml file to create a textual
representation of the UML diagram?

> The notion of diagram corresponds only to a subset of the model,
> composed in a way to present it in an easily understandable chunk.
> For example, here is a model and a few diagrams:
> (defmodel "Windows and Views"
>   (defclass window ()
>     ((frame :accessor view-frame :type rectangle)
>      (title :accessor window-title :type string)))

I won't lie, I don't really have the knowledge to understand this just
yet. So is this how you'd suggest conveying my thoughts in a textual
way? Or is something like this possible to extract from the xml?

Thanks for your comprehensive response. I'll certainly pass it on to my
lecturer, because no doubt he'll understand it much better than I will. 


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