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[vox-tech] Re: latex help: drawing arrows
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[vox-tech] Re: latex help: drawing arrows

ok, here's the solution.  i guess it looks ok.


\newcommand{\Next}{\texttt{next}\ }
\newcommand{\Step}{\texttt{step}\ }

In contrast, \Step will cause gdb to step into the function and begin executing
the function line by line.

\rput[l](0,22){/* flawedswap.c: A flawed function that swaps two integers. */}
\rput[l](0,21){\#include $<$stdio.h$>$}
\rput[l](0,20){void swap(int a, int b);}
\rput[l](0,18){int main(void)}
\rput[l](1,16){int i = 4;}
\rput[l](1,15){int j = 4;}
\rput[l](1,13){printf("i: \%d, j: \%d\backslash{n}", i, j);}
\rput[l](1,12){swap(i, j);}
\rput[l](1,11){printf("i: \%d, j: \%d\backslash{n}", i, j);}
\rput[l](1,9){return 0;}
\rput[l](0,6){void swap(int a, int b)}
\rput[l](1,4){int c = a;}
\rput[l](1,3){a = b;}
\rput[l](1,2){b = c;}

\psbezier[linearc=.25, linewidth=.75pt, linecolor=gray]
\psbezier[linearc=.25, linewidth=.75pt, linecolor=gray]

\psbezier[linearc=.25, linewidth=.75pt, linecolor=gray]
\psbezier[linearc=.25, linewidth=.75pt, linecolor=gray]

\psbezier[linearc=.25, linewidth=.75pt, linecolor=gray]

\caption{Step goes into the function}

begin p <p> 
> hola,
> i'd like to draw a program execution chart, like this:
>    #include <stdio.h>
>    void swap(int *a, int *b);
>    int main(void)
>    {
>       int x = 3;
>       int y = 4;
>       printf("x: %d, y: %d\n", x, y);
>       swap(&x, &y);
>       printf("x: %d, y: %d\n", x, y);
>       return 0;
>    }
>    void swap(int *a, int *b)
>    {
>       int c = *a;
>       *a = *b;
>       *b = c;
>    }
> but with a curved arrow that points from line 1 to line 2.  and then
> another line that points from line 2 to line 3.  and then line 3 to line
> 4.  and so on.
> basically, the arrows will show the order in which statements get
> executed.
> i'm thumbing through the latex graphics companion, and it looks like
> either the pstricks or metafont/metapost package seems the best way to
> go.  i don't know either one (yet) and they both look pretty difficult
> to learn.
> can i get some advice?  what's the easiest way to do something like
> this?

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