[nSLUG] Generic Diagnostic / Flow Chart / Decision Tree Tool
daniel at bonmot.ca
Thu Feb 5 10:26:07 AST 2009
Hey all! This is NOT Linux related so you may want to hit [Ignore
Thread] right now.
I have a couple of applications for a tool that can support a flow
chart or decision tree, e.g.
"Is the green power light on?"
No --> Check power
Yes --> Check data cable
[Check data cable]
"Can you see the data cable from the modem to the CPU?"
My first impulse is to do it in a wiki, because I use a wiki for LOTS
of other applications, but I am thinking that a very short trip down
this road will lead to frustration and unhappiness.
It'll have to run as a LAMP web application (only because that's all
I ever do these days.)
Do you have a suggestion of one that you've heard about or worked
with that worked?
I could also roll my own, and the more I think about it, the more
it's likely that I will, unless someone suggests something perfect.
Before most of you were born, I built one on the Apple // (written in
a bizarre minimalist language called WPL.) The one I built allowed
teachers to create interactive children's stories:
<picture of barn> The kittens have gone into the barn! Do you want
to follow the kittens or go back to the kitchen?
<picture of granny and a pan of cookies> Oh look! Granny has made
ginger snaps! How many do you want?
[ < 3 ] yum yum!! Now let's go look at those kittens!
[ else ] Owww your tummy hurts , let's go lie down for a while!
(as I wrote that I realized it's a lot like an RPG.)
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