Short arrows for incoming and outgoing messages lacks "from end to actor" option

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asked Dec 15, 2023 in Wanted features by effemmeffe (120 points)
I noticed that I can use open and close square backet to change direction of incoming messages, but there is no equivalent for short incoming messages: AFAIK I cannot draw a short incoming message from the right of the screen to my last participant.

Is it possible to have this?

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answered Dec 15, 2023 by The-Lu (65,440 points)

Hello E., and all,

But from right, short or long arrow are the same meaning and same length!...

Here are some examples:

@startuml
participant Alice as a
participant Bob   as b
b <-]      : ""<-] ""
b <-?      : ""<-? ""
@enduml

  • Your request is to be able to differentiate the two arrows?

Regards,
Th.

commented Dec 15, 2023 by anonymous
In my rendering (done by vscode) they are not.

But I did not realize that I can invert the participants and the arrows as you did and use the question mark to get the short line.

Now my problem is solved.

Thanks.
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