PL/SQL syntax

Subject: PL/SQL syntax
From: Barbara Douma <bdouma -at- MAGI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 22:23:10 -0400

Hi folks,

Has anyone had experience using "tram lines" to document the syntax of
functions and commands? Oracle's PL/SQL manuals use this approach, in which
the various parameters, options, and requirements are presented as a series
of branching parallel lines, with the appropriate arguments inserted on the
line.

It is actually very effective for communicating which combinations of
parameters must be used together, which are optional, and which required.

I would like to know what tools are used to produce this type of syntax
description - is it done graphically (e.g., in Visio) or textually (e.g.,
using an OEM font like MS LineDraw)? or is it generated from the
development environment?

What production tools are used to produce the manuals? FrameMaker or
something else?

Your help would be GREATLY appreciated. TIA.

Barbara C. Douma
bdouma -at- magi -dot- com




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