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Re: Objections to converting bsd-family-tree to a dot file
On 16 December 2017 at 18:12, Mark Heily <mark%heily.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Rodney W. Grimes
> <freebsd-rwg%pdx.rh.cn85.dnsmgr.net@localhost> wrote:
>> > On 15 December 2017 at 08:43, Lyndon Nerenberg <lyndon%orthanc.ca@localhost>
>> > wrote:
>> > >> I'd like to turn this into into a dot file
>> > > Sounds like a reasonable idea. With care, the source (text) file(s)
>> > > can
>> > > often be formatted in a way that's at least semi-readable. I assume
>> > > this
>> > > would ship with pregenerated images (PDF, SVG) so people don't have to
>> > > install the port to render the graph?
>> > The overall consensus seems to be: so long as there is a reasonable
>> > way to view this file in plaintext without requiring a tool in base,
>> > its fine. I'll likely run with that after ironing out the conversion
>> > bit.
>> I have seen no presentation of a reasonable way to view the
>> graph in plain text.
> I have no personal experience with it, but a quick Google search says
> there are programs based on the Graph::Easy library that can
> render DOT files as ASCII.
I have not spent time with changing flags or making this output nice,
but this is the naive output of graph::easy
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