Re: long method signatures in uml class diagrams

On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Marco Craveiro wrote:
hi dia hackers,

thanks for all the feedback. i agree with James K. Lowden and
respectfully disagree with Lars Clausen in that its easy to get a long
signature without having a very complex class. i'm thinking of templates,
namespaces, etc. all used together
(i.e. NAMESPACE_A::NAMESPACE_B::CLASS_A::TYPEDEF) on the return type of a
function. this happens often on the system i'm trying to
reverse-engineer. but as james said, discussing that is probably beyond
the scope of dia-list...

Agreed.  Whether or not long names are a useful thing, they are bound to
come up again and again, and we should handle them more gracefully.

i just wanted to know if there was an easy solution, since there isn't
i'll just leave as it is.

in the mean time i'm writing down all the difficulties and problems i'm
experiencing while reverse-engineering this large project. hopefully when
i'm finished i'll write a summary of it all, check against the mailing
list archives to see if any of the problems have been discussed /
resolved and post those which have not been discussed / resolved.

Excellent!  Use documentation is a great asset.

until now (i'm about 50% of the way through, by my estimates :-))) i have
had no major problems, just niggling things. in fact my main problem
is finding some good documentation on the web on how to map c++ to uml...
(found a few books, maybe i'll buy one).

Maybe after this, you can write "C++ Modelling Using Dia":)


Lars Clausen (| Hårdgrim of Numenor
"I do not agree with a word that you say, but I   |----------------------------
will defend to the death your right to say it."   | Where are we going, and
    --Evelyn Beatrice Hall paraphrasing Voltaire  | what's with the handbasket?

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