Re: IBM syntax diagrams: how do they do it?

Subject: Re: IBM syntax diagrams: how do they do it?
From: Jean Hollis Weber <jean -at- wrevenge -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 06:48:27 +1000

Those syntax diagrams were probably produced using IBM's markup language,
BookMaster. It has a detailed set of markup commands covering all the
arguments, sub-arguments, and stuff I don't remember the names of. The
BookMaster compiler turns all that into the tidy diagrams you see in their
manuals.

I don't know of any easy way to duplicate this, not that I've ever tried to
find one.

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At 08:04 10/12/99 -0400, Chris Hamilton wrote:
>I've gotten multiple requests to use IBM-style syntax diagrams to
>document commands in one of our products. These diagrams look like this,
>sort of:
>
>command _____arg1_______arg3________arg4________ ...
> |____arg2____| |______arg5_____|
>
>|______________|
>
>Does anyone know what IBM does to create these diagrams? Is there an
>quicker way, maybe an automated way of creating this?





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