Michael Schuerig schuerig at
Wed Aug 25 14:32:21 EDT 1999

Phil Mayes <nospam at> wrote:

> UML is a standardised set of graphical representations promulgated by the
> gurus who specialise in selling high-priced snake-oil solutions to big
> organisations.  They have simply brought together a number of traditional
> methods such as state diagrams and decreed the detailed format.  To judge
> their skill level, consider this: they chose to draw their class
> inheritance trees with the arrows going up towards the root.

Yeah, and there's a reason for the direction of the arrows.
Generalization and implementation relationships are special cases of
dependencies. And dependencies point from the dependend entity to the
one it depends on -- that's how it usually is.


Michael Schuerig
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