Software design for C

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    Software design for C

    I am looking for formal methods to express software design for applications in C, i have so far discovered Jackson Structure Diagrams, can anyone suggest any others?
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    Most design methods are pretty agnostic towards the implementation language.
    What are you looking for?
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    There's one.....Visio I think it is? Maybe someone can help me here, I'm horrible with names It's flowcharting software, might not be exactly what you're looking for, but it could help.

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    The design is required to demonstrate the design behind a proxy server written in C, i have visio and it allows me to flow, process flow and decision trees etc, it also supports Jackson diagrams. The designs are to be included in a thesis and i would like to use a variety of formal design methodoligies..
    Any suggestions appreciated

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    OIC, you have the code, and you want to construct a "design" from it?
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    Oh, you know how it is Salem, you implement first and then work backwards...

    In uni I'm currently doing a formal spec-related module, which uses VDM as a base. There's also Z notation, popular with IBM I believe. You'll need a library (as in books) to understand them though, they're pretty funky.

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    No i am designing first, i just need a good way to represent my design.
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    Sandbox and a stick to draw circles in the sand. For large designs, I suggest a beach

    http://userpages.umbc.edu/~khoo/survey2.html
    Would be a good list if it also mentioned UML.

    http://www.tessella.com/Literature/S...design_UML.htm
    Looks OK as well.

    Since it's a one-off design, then I'd probably use a handy graphics/CAD package for keeping the diagrams all neat and tidy.
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