Move transition arrow to self in state diagram

+1 vote
asked Dec 3, 2014 in Wanted features by Sardtok (240 points)
It would be nice to be able to move transition arrows to other sides of a state in state diagrams. Sometimes the right hand side of a state can get a bit cluttered. Especially if there are multiple transitions to self with different output, where there's a need to model the difference. But sometimes transitions from other states have to be moved manually out of the way to avoid crossing a transition to self on the right-hand side.
commented Dec 4, 2014 by rmric (2,790 points)
This feature could be helpful. Do you have a proposal of syntax?
commented Dec 4, 2014 by Sardtok (240 points)
edited Dec 4, 2014 by Sardtok
self -right-> self
self -left-> self
self -down-> self
self -up-> self

Reusing the syntax that already indicates sides and directions of arrows seems the most sensible to me. Currently only placement on the right side is possible, and should probably stay the default.

I think this request is similar to:
http://plantuml.sourceforge.net/qa/?qa=2587/can-a-state-have-multiple-loops-arranged-around-the-state

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