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    What do people use to make these? I know there’s Monodraw for macOS users, but it seems like this would be extremely tedious to do by hand.

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      I bet at least some of them used Emacs’ picture-mode. Word’s don’t quite do it justice, so I found a video of a chap drawing UML diagrams using it for you :-)

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          If you’re a vim user, the DrawIt plugin can be helpful. There’s also asciiflow.com as an online approach. Other than that, by hand is indeed how those are often done :)

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            I’ve used DrawIt in Vim, along with some custom bindings to easily move text blocks. And it was awesome!

            It did have some compatibility/binding issues with other plugins I used I believe, thus I removed it again a while ago.

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              I’ve done this sort of thing a couple of times, entirely by hand. It doesn’t take too long once you get into the flow of things, as long as you have some ability to do block selection, copy, and paste. By block I mean vim’s Ctrl-v not v or V.

              I’m sure there are tools for it, but it goes back to the old issue of investment. I don’t do it enough to justify spending time and effort learning how to use a tool to do it a little more quickly.

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