Illustrating the message path in documentation
dsc at swcp.com
Mon Dec 2 18:21:01 EST 2002
What is the traditional imagery (or a preferred imagery) for picturing
Much of the documentation refers to "along" the path or "the next
object" in the path or "traversing" the path or "passed on through" the
path or "continue along" the path or "further" in the path, or "after"
or "before". This seems like it would give me lots of freedom in
However, I think I have seen references to "up the path", or often
"higher level" when referring to further along the path. (This is
contrary to my imagination which has messages "falling" and bumping into
handlers in objects on the way down, some sent messages continuing into
the bottomless pit.) I suppose "up" could be read further along, but
the "higher level" may say otherwise.
The "insert script" command refers to "front" and "back". I think this
can be read both in the sense of close and near and in the sense of a
chain (see "after" and "before" above).
In the past I would diagram libraries below the modules that use those.
Is this right for Revolution?
What's the "right" way to diagram objects and their path relationships?
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