Re: simple vs complex languages

Alex Colvin <alexc@std.com>
16 May 2003 21:08:03 -0400

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From: Alex Colvin <alexc@std.com>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 16 May 2003 21:08:03 -0400
Organization: The World : www.TheWorld.com : Since 1989
References: 03-04-095 03-04-112 03-05-006 03-05-065
Keywords: design, visual
Posted-Date: 16 May 2003 21:08:03 EDT

>> I really think it is a pity that no language offers a fancier
>> interface than plain textual files, typed thru an editor. The syntax
>> directed editors of the late 1980's are gone. [...]


>Inspired by what I was learning at the time about functional programming
>languages and type systems, I convinced myself that the language of
>modules-and-wires could be extended with just a few choice visual
>metaphors to gain all the expressiveness of a textual programming language.


See LabView, a graphical language for controlling laboratory
instrumentation. Great for small systems. Doesn't scale particularly well.


It's hard to beat text for information density.


--
mac the naf


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