Cannot draw a connector from a shape to itself

Bug #1750659 reported by Juan Lanus on 2018-02-20
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Bug Description

Using 0.91 r13725 in Ubuntu

As can be seen in this search:
https://images.google.com?q=finite+automata+state+transition+diagram
drawing finite automata state transition diagrams requires the ability to connect a node to itself.

Trying to do it in 0.91 renders a zero-length connector in the center of the shape.
Using two equal superimposed shapes could be a workaround, but in this case when the shapes minimally overlap the UI renders nothing, and when the overlap is greater then it renders a connector from one center to the other, not from the edge of a shape to the edge of the other.

Additionally, the center-to-center arrow is unstable. Selecting the two shapes and hitting shift-downArrow corrupts it: the shapes move, the arrow stays. This doesn't happen without shift. Ctrol-A then Shift-downArrow crashes Inkscape.

Juan Lanus (juan-lanus) wrote :
Juan Lanus (juan-lanus) wrote :

Before filing this I asked a question in StackExchange:
https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/105721/how-can-i-draw-a-loopback-connector-using-inkscape-connectors
If there is a solution I'd like to post it there too, so it's public.

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