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Re: Objections to converting bsd-family-tree to a dot file
On Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 09:12:03PM -0500, Mark Heily 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.
And we have to pull what exactly into base or comp to use "Graph::Easy"?
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