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ASCII Art in Editor [message #1273642] Thu, 20 March 2014 09:56 Go to next message
Gabriel Klein is currently offline Gabriel KleinFriend
Messages: 1
Registered: July 2009
Junior Member
Sometime a good drawing is worth thousands of words.

Having an image is a good way to share documentation, but many developers like to have documentation in the code.

Having an ASCII editor part of the Editor would be great. Something like embeeded in the Editor.

Here is an example of the type of drawing I would like to be able to edit in my code.

* @drawing
* . startMax endMax
* . xxxx xxxx xxxx
* . xx x xx xx xxx xxx
* . xx xx xx xx xx xx
* . xxx xx xx x xx x
* . xx x xx x xx xx
* . xx x xx xx xxx xx xx
* . x xx xxx xx x xx xx xxx x
* . xx x xx x xx x x xxx x
* . x xxx xxxx xx xx xx xx
* . x xx xx x xx xx
* . xx xx xx xxx x
* . xxxx xx xx x
* . startMin endMin

What would be great is just a way to click on "@drawing" (or right click, edit drawing). Then I have an ASCII editor.
Re: ASCII Art in Editor [message #1273761 is a reply to message #1273642] Thu, 20 March 2014 13:56 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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Registered: July 2009
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Is this an idea specific to Java? If so, it should be moved to the JDT forum.
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