Denis Hennessy <dhennessy at gmail.com> writes:
> Graphviz is a very useful tool for taking simple textual descriptions
> of pictures and rendering them into various graphics formats.
> GraphViz::Makefile is a perl module to generate those textual file (in
> .DOT format) from a regular makefile.
>> Google should find both for you (I don't have the links to hand).
Thanks Denis, that looks like a very powerful approach, and one
that would do exactly what I want. I've also been pointed to
(google for message-id
mailman.18673.1134197854.20277.help-gnu-emacs at gnu.org in
news:gnu.emacs.help), which processes make -p output.
Over the weekend, I hacked a little emacs-lisp to read targets and
dependencies and write them into a lisp tree, from which it is easy
to construct LaTeX code (using the qtree.sty package). A tree isn't
necessarily the only way to represent the dependencies (e.g. A can
depend on B and C, while B depends on C and D) but it is useful.
Having a rough and ready solution, maybe I should get back to work!
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